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In partnership with Independent Biennial 2018, RRU News were proud to host the screening of ‘Humanscape,’ a film by Kiara Mohamed, which took place at the end of July in our Studio space.

‘Humanscape’ is a short film about forced marriage and honour-based violence from a perspective of a survivor. The screening was followed by a panel discussion with the artist, Kiara Mohamed, Afrah Qassim from Savera, Denise Malcolm from Merseyside Police and Karen Wynne from Sola Arts, who engaged with the audience in a discussion about the themes raised in the film.

“I call this project Humanscape. Liverpool is my sanctuary city as I am not originally from here. My family disowned me because I ran away before they could manage to marry me off to someone I did not know. I love to fly my drone over the city, specifically the area that I live in (Toxteth), as it is one of the most diverse areas in Liverpool. And when I am looking down I ask myself: who is down there, in those homes?” – Kiara Mohamed

Kiara’s film can be viewed HERE and her exhibition of drone photography will be displayed as part of Independent Biennial 2018 on the Upper Level of St John’s Market (next door to the Rapid Response Unit), until 28th October 2018.