Films to make us move | BFI London Film Festival 2017

Films by and about people of colour make a mark at the 61st edition of the capital’s celebration of cinema Read More

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Flare Film Festival: are LGBT stories moving out of the margins?

by Winnie M Li  In the wake of Moonlight’s Oscar triumph, what role do LGBT film festivals continue to play?  This question lingered over the latest edition of BFI Flare, which ran 16-26 March at the British Film Institute (BFI) in London. In 2017, are LGBT stories finally moving out of the margins and into the… Read More

Hollywood’s Awards Season Fascination with Rape and Sexual Abuse

by Winnie M Li  Content warning: includes references to rape and sexual abuse A few months ago at the Golden Globes, Isabelle Huppert won a Golden Globe for playing a rape survivor, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson won for playing a rapist-murderer. While subsequent awards shows haven’t panned out the same way, both actors continue to be lauded… 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

Riots Reframed: Voices of Resistance

Fahim Alam is an Oxford law graduate, turned filmmaker. Fahim was falsely arrested and imprisoned, during the 2011 London riots. He decided to tell his story in the self- funded documentary Riots Reframed. Currently working on the DVD release, he took time out of his busy schedule to talk about the film and the challenges… Read More