Buxton Film

Tish rating-15

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A passionate, gripping and warm portrait of social documentary photographer and trailblazer Tish Murtha, who dedicated her life to documenting the lives of working-class communities in the North East. Her insider photographs, particularly of children, showed her subjects’ humour and refusal to be cowed by the poverty and deprivation that politicians allowed in order to undermine the power of the unions in communities that became blighted by unemployment. Never fully accepted or understood by the arts establishment she was, in her final years, herself reduced to poverty. 

Cast: Maxine Peake, Shin-Fei Chen, Ella Murtha
Director: Paul Sng

  • Duration: 90 mins
  • Rating: rating-15
  • Price: £5 (Students/Children: £1)