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Queen & Slim
Zine Making - Love, Aesthetics + Representation

Fri 31 January 2020

To celebrate the release of the provocative and beautiful new film Queen & Slim, join visual artist and curator Natasha Ruwona for a relaxing evening of discussion, collaging and zine making.

This workshop will act as an investigation into the representations of love that have been shown through film and other types of media. Through different set tasks we will interrogate what love looks like as well as what love can look like.

Participants will then be asked to create images that represent, reimagine, and reinvent portrayals of love.

About the film

While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a Black man (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a Black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country. This is an unapologetically Black film about love, friendship, loss and so much more.