Translating Malcolm X into Irish

by Sukant Chandan Sukant Chandan is a co-ordinator of the Malcolm X Movement, which is currently organising Malcolm X Film Festivals in seven cities across Britain and Ireland. These festivals bring together revolutionary thinkers and fighters from across the globe to discuss the legacy and relevance of Malcolm’s thought and practice to the fight against… Read More

Interview with Nosheen Khwaja of GLITCH, Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour – Film Festival

Prior to the upcoming QTIPoC – Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour – Film Festival GLITCH , Raju Rage, a visual artist, of Collective Creativity Arts Collective, met up with Nosheen Khwaja, chairperson of the GLITCH organising group Digital Desperados, over Skype. You can see the full programme and book tickets here GLITCH runs 19-28 March… Read More

Inside Afrofuturism: This movement is not for co-opting

Afrofuturism is a topic that we have addressed on numerous occasions on Media Diversified. Now, it makes its way to the BFI. Film critic, journalist, and film programmer, Ashley Clark has curated Inside Afrofuturism; a short season of movies, brought together under the afrofuturism rubric. I spoke with him about his inspiration for the programme,… Read More

We Are Not At Zero.

by Jay Bernard As a fan of the gay bash that is BFI Flare, I was struck by this statement: It would be irresponsible of us to leave it up to organisations like the BFI […] to have more representations of positive black queer and non-queer experiences. At best, all they can offer is tokenistic… Read More

The ‘Diversity Test’: Is the London LGBT Film Festival a white-only affair?

by Christina Fonthes Now in its 28th year, the highly-anticipated London Lesbian Gay Film Festival returned to the Southbank this year boasting a new name:  BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival. The festival, which is headed by the British Film Institute (BFI), is one of the longest running festivals of its kind in the world,… Read More

Extraordinary Careers: A Maverick Filmmaker

by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka Either directly or cloaked, my work is a reflection of the universe that I inhabit. As an indigenous young African, I find myself confronted by a world in constant flux; it is so unrelenting that it can’t help but inform my chosen reality. Trying to swim in the sociopolitical tide that… Read More

Film Review: Mother of George

by David Kwaw Mensah For the purposes of this review I am trying to find flaws in director and fashion photographer Andrew Dosunmu’s sumptuous second feature, Mother of George, but I have to admit that this is turning into an arduous struggle. You see, it’s not that the film is perfect; it’s just that it… Read More