This presentation of a newly-commissioned moving image work by Jala Wahid takes the form of an extended music video. The work centres around performances by Amal Saeed Kurda of the Kurdish love song ‘Divine Kiss’, and ‘Cry Me A Waterfall’, a newly composed English language love song written to Bekhal waterfall in Kurdistan.
The film aims to explore the long-distance relationship between a person of diaspora and the disputed region of Kurdistan, which has been denied status as an independent sovereign nation for over a century, and whose people and culture have long been suppressed and persecuted.
24 July – 28 August 2021
Two Queens, 2 Queen Street, Leicester, LE1 1QW