Queer Africa: A Collection of Short Films Spotlight
Various / 79 mins / Rating 15
- Egúngún (Masquerade) (2021)
- For Love (2021)
- How to Raise a Black Boy (2020)
- Hundefreund (DogFriend) (2021)
- Meet the Artists | Tourmaline (2022)
- The Beauty President (2021)
- The Meaning of Daisey (2020)
“I am black and I am gay. I cannot separate the two parts of me into secondary or primary struggles... So when I fight for my freedom I must fight against both oppressions.”
- Simon Tseko Nkoli, South African anti-apartheid and LGBTQIA+ rights activist
This collection of short films weaves through themes of immigration, activism, escape, family, love, and race. The programme encourages intimate meditations on the intersectionality between these themes, and the disruption of hegemonic landscapes. What does it mean to be Black and Queer? To stand at the intersection of multiple marginalised identities? We are reminded that we cannot separate one fight from the other. One identity from the other. Mindfully, we observe how whispers from generations past continuously evolve and transform into timely roars.
Whether you plan on joining us online or in person, Queer Africa is a space to champion stories and filmmakers from the LGBTQIA+ community - both from the continent and the African diaspora. At the intersection of our identities is where we can find communities that help foster connection and acceptance, nurture love, and inspire hope.
Content Notes: Some of the films contain themes that viewers may find distressing, including racism and oppression.
Friday 11th November 2022 / 6pm for 10 days / Online
About the Curator
Sharon Thomas is programme producer of Africa in Motion and is a Swiss-American, Glasgow-based curator. She has a passion for all things film, TV, and theatre. Involved in programming, event planning, and marketing, she has worked and volunteered for an array of screen-related organisations and festivals such as Take One Action, the Edinburgh International TV Festival, and Screen Queensland. Growing up in a variety of countries and cultures has shaped her interests in many ways, and she continues to strive to help create a more inclusive future within the Arts - a place where people from all different backgrounds can come together, learn, and grow.