Africa in Motion
Queer Africa: A Collection of Short Films
Sat 19 November 2022
Africa in Motion Film Festival
“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 oppressed 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.
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.
An accompanying Writing Workshop for POC with Martha Adonai Williams will take place before the screening at 11am. The workshop will engage with the themes presented in the programme, through explorative writing and conversation.
Some films contain sensitive themes, such as racism, trauma and oppression, that some viewers might find distressing.
More information about each film can be found here.
Part of Africa in Motion 2022