Tish – Paisley screening – Friday 22nd March 2024

Screening on Friday 22nd March at The Wynd Centre (Paisley) as part of our Spring Film Exhibition programme.

Local photography exhibition.  Doors open 6.30pm for exhibition,  film screening 7.30pm & Q&A afterwards.

For a ticket to the screening please click the link here: https://refractive.scot/event/fri-22nd-march-2024-the-wynd-centre-paisley-tish/

Documentary | 90 minutes | Refractive classification 15

PRODUCER: Jen Corcoran 
NARRATED BY: Maxine Peake 
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom 


A working-class photographer captures the impact of Thatcherism on the north of England but is unable to escape the poverty and inequality she exposed. 


Synopsis Driven by a commitment to document the impact of deindustrialisation on working class communities in Northeast England in the 1970s and 1980s, Tish Murtha used her camera to expose societal inequality. She felt she had an obligation to the people and problems within her local environment, and that documentary photography could highlight and challenge the social disadvantages that she herself had suffered. However, despite early acclaim for her work, she was unable to make a living from photography and died in poverty.

Follow Us