Films Screening – 2013

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Bernie Grant Arts Centre N15 4RX / Friday 8 November 2013 / 7 pm to 9.45 pm (approx), includes a short interval (doors at 6.45 pm) / £12 /10 (conc.)

PRESS My Genderation ALICE My Genderation – Alice is a part of film project that was set up to record the experiences and perspectives of gender variance. The filmmakers started in late 2012 and went full steam ahead with the project after the death of Lucy Meadows.

Raphael Fox and Lewis Hancox are the creators of My Genderation. The filmmakers both took part in My Transsexual Summer (Ch4) which was a prime-time series that essentially started a dialogue with the nation about gender.

Short film / UK / 2013

Bumming Cigarettes Main Promo Pic WABBumming Cigarettes is a short film about a brief but intimate meeting between a young Black lesbian woman who is in the process of taking an HIV test and a middle aged Black Gay HIV Positive man. Coming off the devastation of a bad breakup with a girlfriend, Vee musters up the courage to go and take an HIV test to put her worst fears to rest…

Tiona McClodden aka Tiona M. is an award winning filmmaker/artist. Her feature-length documentary film, black./womyn.: conversations with lesbians of African descent, provides a platform for Black lesbians to speak for themselves and to confront the hyper-sexualized image of the Black lesbian.

Short film / USA / 2012 / London Premiere/ Trailer

MissNizhoni2The honour of acting as a cultural role-model for a year comes with a price: Miss Nizhoni, a Navajo beauty queen must meet the expectations of the tribe and community. Conflict arises when the pageant committee learns their newest role model is a lesbian..

Filmmaker Carey Tully is a Navajo, independent filmmaker, camera woman and happy soul. She loves anything that is creative and good for the body and soul.

Short film / USA / 2010 / London Premiere

Hide&Seekfilmstil5Hide & Seek (Chuppan Chupai) is a touching human rights  documentary. The film shows the secret, yet open lives of a group of Pakistani sexual minorities. Religion, underground gay life and collective familial customs of transgenders in urban Pakistan unfold in this real life drama.

A short version of the debut film made by Danish filmmaker Saadat Munir and a Pakistani filmmaker Saad Khan.

Short version / Denmark, Pakistan / 2013/ Trailer

thenewblack_sharon_alvinsmallThe New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table. It tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.

Fulbright Award winner Yoruba Richen is a documentary filmmaker who has directed and produced films in the United States, Africa, South America, and South East Asia. Yoruba has produced for the investigative unit of ABC News and the independent news programme Democracy Now.

Feature / USA / 2012 / UK Premiere/ Trailer

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1 comment for “Films Screening – 2013

  1. Hi! I’m very excited to read about your festival in November. I am a student in the USA and I would love to submit a short film to your festival. Is there any chance that you take international submissions? Thank you so much for all that you do for the arts and for gay activism!

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