African Odysseys Presents: New Wave
These new sessions (held once a month over six months) will feature talent working with or inspired by the moving image.
Offering an informal space where BAME filmmakers, activists, artists and creatives can introduce and discuss their work with fellow practitioners, these new sessions (held once a month over six months) will feature talent working with or inspired by the moving image.
Saturday 2 June
In this month’s session we investigate how a generation of queer people of colour (QTPOC) are represented on and off screen, and what challenges they might face. Our session will be chaired by Chardine Taylor-Stone, in conversation with Kartel Brown, director of Out and Bad (50min), and Seye Isikalu, director of Yellow in Blue (13min). Brown is a DJ, filmmaker, journalist and influencer on London’s dancehall scene. Isikalu is a fashion photographer and filmmaker whose work has been featured in Elle South Africa, Afropunk and Fader magazine.
Saturday 7 July
Our fourth session features Laura Kirwan-Ashman. Kirwan-Ashman is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and co-founder of female film collective Sorta Kinda Maybe Yeah. Her directorial debut Magic won the Eye Want Change smartphone filmmaking competition and she has directed work for Dazed. As a writer, she was chosen for the Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Writing Programme and the BBC Comedy Writersroom. She is also a Channel 4 Commissioning Mentee. Kirwan-Ashman’s work focuses on Blackness, queerness, and the female experience.
£5 per session
See our African Odysseys strand.