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Film Screening: Tiger City

Sat 17 Jul 14.00 FREE

Sat 17 Jul 14.00 BST

FREE, Booking essential

You're invited to a film screening of Louis Kahn's Tiger City at BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne. If you're unable to attend in person, you can watch the film online on the same date.

Louis Kahn's Tiger City is a feature length documentary exploring the work of American architect Louis Kahn and the creation of the National Assembly Complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh amidst the liberation war in 1971. In this portrait of Kahn’s magnum opus, art historian Sundaram Tagore looks at the philosophical and material foundations of Kahn’s architectural practice.

Kate Liston and Tess Denman-Cleaver drew on Kahn’s design for the National Assembly, as well as his wider practice and writings, during the development of Town Hall Meeting of the Air.

Louis Kahn (1901 –1974) was an American architect known for creating modernist buildings with the weight and dignity of ancient monuments. A contemporary of Corbusier, Kahn is best known for Four Freedoms Park in New York, Yale University Art Gallery and the National Assembly Complex in Dhaka.

Director Sundaram Tagore is a Calcutta-born Oxford-educated art historian, gallerist, and filmmaker. He promotes East-West dialogue through his contributions to numerous exhibitions as well as his four art galleries and their multicultural and multidisciplinary events.


All of the films in the Town Hall Meeting of the Air events season will be subtitled in English, both online and in venue.