Simon Says/Dadda is a personal essay film exploring relationships between fathers and daughters of colour inspired by Bennetts own experiences. The title comes from a mixture of Bennetts father’s first name and the term in Jamaican dialect (patois) used to describe their grandfather (on their mother’s side). Their stories and those of the women they have worked with will be interwoven throughout the film as it moves from the personal to the universal, capturing experiences of familial relations and patriarchy.
The film will seek to draw out the connections between personal experience and wider politics, both emotional and analytical, focusing on stories, voices, and bodies under-represented in the art world and wider society.
This project is in partnership with Grand Union (Birmingham), Metal (Liverpool), LUX (London) and The NewBridge Project (Newcastle).
For more information about the artist please visit beverleybennett.com