Please join us for a key event in our 'Gender and Sexuality in Black People' month, where we screen 'Chocolate Babies'.
The Black History Year and the Queer London Research Forum are pleased to present:
In 1997 Stephen Winter released his debut film, Chocolate Babies, a vibrant, political, funny and heart-breaking film about activism and the AIDS epidemic. In Winter’s film a group of “black faggots with a political agenda” take on a group of conservative New York politicians in a battle for AIDS treatment.
Filmmaker Rabz Lansiquot will introduce the film – sharing what makes Chocolate Babies such an important piece of work and what it means to them as a filmmaker.
After the film you are welcome to join Rabz for a discussion on the film and to ask questions.
Once you sign up, the link to the event will be sent to you closer to the date.
Rabz is a filmmaker, programmer, curator, and DJ. They were a leading member of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable collective from its inception in 2014, and now work alongside Imani Robinson as Languid Hands, who are the Cubitt Curatorial Fellows for 2020-21. Rabz was Curator-In-Residence at LUX Moving Image in 2019, developing a public and educational programme around Black liberatory cinema. Their first solo exhibition where did we land was on view at LUX in 2019. They have curated film programmes at the ICA, SQIFF and Berwick Film & Media Festival, were a programme advisor for London Film Festival’s Experimenta strand in 2019, and currently programme for Sheffield Doc Fest. Rabz is also training to deliver workshops in Super 8 and eco-processing at not.nowhere.
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