Leith Walk: Our Share of the Profits
Opening 4th July 7 - 9pm
DOK is pleased to host Carme Nogueira. Leith Walk: Our Share of The Profits for one night only.
The evening will include film screenings, publications, live speaking and an open conversation.
Carme Nogueira knows the city by walking the streets, reading books and looking for experiences. She rebuilds the place by rescuing its history and its tracks, analysing the communities and their interaction with its immediate context. Three people connected with Edinburgh’s artistic community have been chosen to read texts related to the history of the neighbourhood in front of a camera: a speech addressed to the strikers, the words of a worker and a paragraph of a song which regrets forced emigration.
The chosen places are key points in the history of Leith, although they have been modified by the passage of time, as well as the social and political context. The meaning of each word bring new resonances but it is still the story of Leith, this time told from our present: struggles, victories and disappointments, and a tribute to its neighbours, who have managed to maintain the spirit of this place, so close and so far from the rest of Edinburgh.