White Light
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White Light

Thu
23
Thu Jan 23 4:15 PM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
100 Percent
75 Percent
General Admission
Unclassified 18+
87 Mins
January
Thu Jan 23

Artist and activist, internationally acclaimed Australian icon George Gittoes has embedded himself in almost all conflict zone hotspots since Vietnam, creating artworks that reveal the horror and complexity of war. Gittoes chose his most unlikely warzone yet for White Light – the streets and corners of Southside Chicago.

The largely black population give it the name “Chiraq”, as more Americans have been shot in Southside Chicago than in the Iraq war. In 2018 alone, there were nearly 3000 gunshot victims. The casualty list is fuelled by gang violence and urban poverty, with Gittoes painting both cinematic and literal portraits of gang-bangers, pastors, bystanders, and victims – a community that both has responsibility for and are by-products of this hostile environment.

Moving to “Chiraq” to live for a year, Gittoes and his partner-producer Hellen Rose become part of the community, capturing filter-free, candid conversations with all sections of a community both fuelling and fighting against gun violence on the streets of Southside Chicago.

Special Guest, producer/music director, Hellen Rose-Gittoes
January
Thu Jan 23

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Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450