And still, it remains

Monday 10 July, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Pod, Baltic Creative
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And still, it remains is a newly commissioned film by the artist filmmakers Arwa Aburawa and Turab Shah. Join us for special screenings of the film 12-4pm Monday 10 July at The Pod in Baltic Creative.

Between 1960 and 1966, France tested and detonated a series of nuclear bombs in the Algerian desert. These explosions poisoned the land with radioactive material, inflicting devastating – and permanent – ecological and humanitarian harm.

In 2021, radioactive sand from the Sahara was blown from the Algerian desert back to France by sweeping winds. This meteorological event served as a reminder that the environmental legacies of colonialism cannot be forgotten or contained.

Filmed in a village in the Algerian Sahara, the work features interviews with residents who are surrounded by ancient rock art and the legacies of these tests. Exploring their own migration to the area, and the impacts of the nuclear tests, Aburawa and Shah’s film asks how people live with the afterlife of toxic colonialism?

And still, it remains is commissioned by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival.

Supported using funds from Arts Council England.

With thanks to LUX.

Suitable for ages +16.

Access: This venue is accessible. Please email for any access requests.

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Arwa Aburawa and Turab Shah are a filmmaking duo dedicated to examining legacies of colonialism such as race, migration and the climate crisis. Their work includes a documentary on the data journalist Mona Chalabi, an interactive exploring the legacy of colonialism at Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan and their work has been exhibited at Humber Street Gallery, Phillida Reid Gallery and the National Gallery of Art in the US. Their latest film, the critically acclaimed ‘I Carry It With Me Everywhere’ was commissioned as part of the Brent Biennial 2022.

Together, Aburawa and Shah co-founded Other Cinemas, an award-winning project dedicated to showcasing the work of Black and non-white filmmakers in their neighbourhood in London. Other Cinemas’ work includes free community screenings; and creating networks for Black and non-white filmmakers to learn and collaborate through a free, year-long, alternative film school.

Instagram: @othercinemas









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Venue location:

The Pod, 41 Jordan Street, Liverpool, L1 0BW. Located Baltic Creative main hub. Entrance on Jordan Street.

Image: Still from And still it remains. Courtesy of Arwa Aburawa and Turab Shah.

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