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Liquid Traces: The left-to-die boat case – FESTIVAL OF IDEAS

June 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

A film screening of Liquid Traces: The Left-to-Die Boat Case (2014) directed by Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani (Forensic Oceanography). The screening will be introduced by Martha Cattell and Kyveli Lignou-Tsamantani, Art History PhD students at the University of York.

The film offers a reconstruction of events when 72 passengers left the Libyan coast heading in the direction of the island of Lampedusa on board a small rubber boat. Left to drift for 14 days in NATO’s maritime surveillance area, only nine people survived.

The film was produced within the framework of Forensic Architecture with the support of the House of World Cultures (HKW). For more information on the film, visit forensic-architecture.org/liquid-traces-left-die-boat-case/

Our special Festival screening anticipates the exhibition Refuse/Refuge at York Art Gallery, which will take place from July to September 2018.

The screening is supported by the History of Art Department, University of York, the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH), and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).


About the speakers

Martha Cattell and Kyveli Lignou-Tsamantani are History of Art postgraduate students at the University of York, and curators of the upcoming exhibition Refuse/Refuge, York Art Gallery, July to September 2018.


June 6, 2018
6:30 pm


York Festival of Ideas
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