Within the Caribbean – traditionally a deeply homophobic region – the LGBTQIA+ community faces an alarming level of danger and censure. In this context, making films that openly explore LGBTQIA+ characters, themes and stories is both revolutionary and risky, so Caribbean filmmakers have tended to tread lightly around queer experiences for fear of harassment, rejection, stigmatization and even physical violence. But determined to tell their own stories, filmmakers are increasingly pushing back against this reticence.
Join us as we hear from filmmakers as they discuss the importance and challenges of centring queer experience in their storytelling.
date: Friday 23 September, 2022
location: NALIS (AV Room)
rsvp: pre-registration required. Sign up here!
tickets: free of charge
moderator: Franka Philip
featured image: production still from ‘Judgement Day’ directed by Francesca Hawkins