The Scar

Talent Showcase 2019
  • Scheme: FLAMIN Productions
  • People: Noorafshan Mirza & Brad Butler
  • Duration: 66'

The Scar Video

Film Information

  • Year of commission: 2018
  • Year of release: 2019
  • Shooting format: HD video
  • Artist Schemes: Random Acts, Film London Jarman Award


  • Artist: Noorafshan Mirza & Brad Butler

Together we are barrelling towards the scene of the accident at 120 kilometres an hour.
Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler’s fiction film installation weaves together conspiracy, gangster, noir, politics, crash theory, fantasy and reality into a disrupted narrative and genre exploration that ignites a gender revolution.
Across three chapters with the same characters that all end in a car crash, The Scar tells its story from the position of the female passenger, Yenge. Through her journey, we begin to address corrupt systems that hold power, explore ways to ‘get out’ of the car and begin to imagine an alternative society no longer dominated by patriarchy.
Commissioned by Film London Artists' Moving Image Network with funding from Arts Council England, and in association with HOME, Spectre Productions, Edith Russ Foundation, the Delfina Foundation, and Rizwana Akram, London College Of Communications.

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