Nothing we say is a lie

25 November 2018

Glasgow Film Theatre

Betzy Bromberg, Petit Mal, 1978. Courtesy of the artist and LUX.

Exploring themes of personal narratives and fictions, and the disruption and recasting of individual and collective histories, Nothing we say is a lie presents a selection of feminist testimonies as proposition, strategies for rethinking learned narratives around treatment, and care through considering alternative support structures.


Liane Brandon, Betty tells her Story, 1972. 16mm transferred to HD, 20 min

Betzy Bromberg, Petit Mal, 1977. 16mm transferred to HD, 18 min

Helen Doyle, Mots/​Maux Du Silence (The Words /​Wounds of Silence), 1982. SD video, 12 min excerpt

Jamika Ajalon, Memory Tracks, 1998. SD video, 12 min

Carolyn Lazard, Consensual Healing (with subtitles by Collective Text), 2018. HD video, 14 min

Programme duration: 76 min

Content warning: films in the programme contain nudity, references to mental health and reproductive violence, and trauma processing exercises. The last film has a sound wave overlaying narration (for folks with sound sensitivities).

This screening is part of LUX Scotland’s guest-curated programme for GFT’s Crossing the Line strand and has been selected by Charlotte Procter (LUX and Cinenova).