Pride and Protest: BFI hosts screening and Q&A
James R | On 23, Jun 2020
BFI is celebrity Pride weekend with a special screening of Pride and Protest along with a live online Q&A.
Opening with the anti-LGBTIQ+ lessons protests in Birmingham, Pride and Protest refuses to shy away from the many issues faced by Britain’s LGBTIQ+ black and people of colour communities. It follows several activists during their day-to-day lives as they fight to hold onto their pride in a racist and homophobic society.
The film was set to have its world premiere at this year’s BFI Flare festival, and will be screened online on BFI Player on Sunday 28th June at 4pm – followed by a Q&A at 6pm with director/producer Blaise Singh and contributors, queer Muslim activist Ferhan Khan, author Vaneet Mehta and singer Manpreet Dhindsa.
The Q&A on YouTube will be followed by a special BFI Pride edition of Queer House Party. Born on the Friday of lockdown, Queer House Party is live-streamed to audiences with the aim of bringing solidarity and release to the LGBTQ+ community, every week. Just like a house party, only from the comfort of your living room.
All parts of the event are free, with tickets available to book here.
Here’s the trailer for Pride and Protest: