26th TIDF: International Premiere

Tish Murtha was amongst the most significant and gifted British photographers of the second half of the 20th century, with a body of work spanning from the 1970s until her passing in 2013, due to a brain aneurysm. Her social awareness, the profound political commentary of her realistic photographs portraying the British working-class communities, along with her tumultuous life unfold through a series of inspired interviews and narratives, as her only daughter chooses to forge her own artistic and personal trajectory, intertwined with events that left their mark both on England and the whole of Europe. An original and deeply sensitive biographical documentary, providing the audience with the opportunity to gain a complete picture of this remarkable artist and, at the same time, wander through all those small and significant moments in history that shaped personalities, characters, and ideologies.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIDF26.

Direction: Paul Sng
Cinematography: Hollie Galloway
Editing: Lindsay Watson, Angela Slaven
Sound: Cassandra Routledge, Emma Butt
Music: Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres
Production: Freya Films
Producers: Jennifer Corcoran
Costumes: Siam Colvine
Production Design: Siam Colvine, Richard Drew
Executive producer: Ella Murtha, John Archer, Emma Cahusac, Aisling O'Connor, Mark Thomas, Hannah Bush Bailey, Shanida Scotland
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: UK
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 90'
Contact: Together Films

Paul Sng


2017 Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle
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2023 Tish