How do we keep the hordes of would be migrants and refugees from ‘swamping’ our wealthy and secure societies? We don’t like to think about the answer: we build walls. Tadhg O’Sullivan takes a step back from terrifying tales of fence-jumpers and the storm-tossed wooden boats that fill the Mediterranean with the desperate of the earth to contemplate what it means for all of us in Europe today to live behind a great wall. In an inspired gesture, alongside O’Sullivan’s troubled images we hear the narrator’s voice from Kafka’s short story, The Great Wall of China, undermining the self-serving narratives we tell ourselves.
Followed by a Q&A with director Tadhg O’Sullivan.
Tickets to The Great Wall will get you into the our opening party at Picturehouse Central including a free drink.