Image for Margaret Tait Award: between a whisper and a cry (N/C 15+)

Back to What's on

Margaret Tait Award: between a whisper and a cry (N/C 15+)

25 February

Select event time

Here are a list of days and times at which this event will take place February


  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue GFT
Location of GFT


Free Tickets

This is a free but ticketed show. Free tickets will only be available on the day from GFT, when the box office opens at 12noon. First come, first served (maximum 2 tickets per person).

GFT / Mon 25 Feb (18.15)

This screening is the world premiere of between a whisper and a cry, the 2018/19 Margaret Tait Award commission by Alberta Whittle. Whittle’s film seeks to challenge conditions of racialised abjection and find new methods for refusal. A chief linkage is the sonic cosmologies found in Kamau Brathwaite’s research on ‘tidalectics’, and Christina Sharpe’s work on The Weather. Sharpe positions The Weather as a lens to understand the inescapable conditions within the afterlife of slavery, while Brathwaite’s theories of ‘tidalectics’ expose the performativity of sound, revealing memories of transoceanic life. 

The recipient of the 2019/20 Margaret Tait Award will be announced at the screening. 

  • Director Alberta Whittle
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Running time 50m
  • Country UK/Barbados/Senegal
  • Language English
  • Year of production 2019
  • Thanks to Thanks to LUX Scotland and Creative Scotland
banknote calendar-02 calendar close down-chevron facebook filter google-plus left-arrow-02 mail play-icon right-arrow search shopping-basket small-play-icon tick twitter up-arrow