Galway Arts Centre | Nuns Island Theatre
Free event, no booking required
In association with their solo exhibition, Set to go please join us on Saturday 11th March at 2:00pm in Galway Arts Centre/Nuns Island Theatre for a special screening of Rise (2018) and Fala de Terra (2022) followed by an after screening discussion with the artist Benjamin de Búrca and Galway Arts Centre Director Megs Morley.
This free event takes place in Galway Arts Centre/Nuns Island Theatre.
RISE, (2018) (20min) investigates the musical universe of a community of young poets, rappers, and singers who meet weekly at a community center in Scarborough, on the outskirts of Toronto, Canada. RISE – acronym for “Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere” – is a movement created by the Canadian poet Randell Adjei around the practice of spoken-word, which since 2012 organizes meetings where poetry and music are used to share stories and personal experiences.
Fala da Terra, (Voice of the Land) (2022) features the practice of Coletivo Banzeiros, a theatre group composed of members of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (Landless Workers’ Movement). The organisation has been fighting for land reform and against social inequities affecting rural workers in Brazil for forty years.