Filmmaker and educator Saeed Taji Farouky will take participants through a non-academic, irreverent, multi-media exploration of "absence" as an essential creative and political component of radical / experimental documentary filmmaking.

Journeying through music, literature, dance, film, and architecture, Saeed will examine how certainty and presence - requirements of capitalist, industrial filmmaking - can be challenged and contradicted to devise new ways of storytelling. (This event included Pavlova).

This performance lecture by Saeed Taji Farouky, which took place on Sunday the 6th of November 2022, coincides with screenings of his latest film, A Thousand Fires.