Death Is Certain But Not Final: How to Sell Nothingness

A performance lecture on the role of absence in radical documentary cinema

Summerhall, Edinburgh / 6th Dec / 7.30pm / Pay-what-you-can / BOOK HERE

Filmmaker Saeed Taji Farouky will take participants through a non-academic, irreverent, multi-media exploration of ‘absence’ as an essential creative and political component of radical / experimental documentary filmmaking.

Journeying through music, literature, dance, film and architecture, Saeed will examine how certainty and presence – requirements of capitalist, industrial filmmaking – can be challenged and contradicted to devise new ways of storytelling.

This performance lecture by Saeed Taji Farouky follows the screening of his latest film, A Thousand Fires, on 6th Dec, from 5.30pm, at Summerhall, Edinburgh.

Tickets for the screening of A Thousand Fires can be found here.

This event is part of our Crossing the Line programme: a series of conversations with filmmakers who challenge the boundaries of documentary cinema.

To make our events more accessible, we are using a sliding scale ticket price. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest!

If you would like to book a free ticket in advance, or make a group booking of free tickets, please feel free to get in touch via [email protected]


06 December 2022, 07.30PM - 08.30PM


1 Summerhall
Edinburgh EH9 1PL
United Kingdom
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