DIVA DOES FLARE: Kiss Me Before It Blows Up

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DIVA chats to Shirel Peleg, director of this film about love and the healing power of forgiveness BY NADIA DAVIES Cultures clash and family secrets are revealed when Shira brings home her new girlfriend in this delightful first feature. Describe your film in three words. Diverse, chaotic and fun What inspired you to make the film? [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: The Greenhouse

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DIVA catches up with the duo who directed and produced The Greenhouse, Thomas Wilson-White and Lizzie Cater BY NADIA DAVIES Discovering a way to travel back in time helps Beth come to terms with her present in this daringly original debut. Describe your film in three words. Thomas Wilson-White: Tender Time Travel!  Lizzie Cater: What [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: Cured

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An interview with Patrick Sammon and Bennett Singer, directors of Cured BY NADIA DAVIES This astonishingly rich documentary explores the campaign by key US activists to remove homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association’s definition of mental illness. Describe your film in three words. Eye-opening, inspiring, emotional. What inspired you to make the film? Patrick Sammon: [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: Well Rounded

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DIVA chats to director Shana Myara all about her fat and fierce documentary BY NADIA DAVIES Shana Myara’s documentary focuses on fat and fierce babes in Canada who are using their creativity to clap back at a diet culture that seeks to shrink marginalised bodies. Interviewees all tell stories of struggle, self-actualisation and radicalisation, and [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: AIDS DIVA: The Legend Of Connie Norman

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An interview with director Dante Alencastre, who remembers a Los Angeles Act-Up organiser in this fascinating new feature BY NADIA DAVIES The number and range of people involved in the struggle against Aids is larger and wider than we can possibly know. It’s proven once again by this intriguing portrait of Connie Norman, a local L.A activist who worked [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: Mama Gloria

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Director Luchina Fisher tells DIVA about their uplifting documentary celebrating the life of Gloria Allen BY NADIA DAVIES Luchina Fisher’s endearing documentary portrait shows how fighter, organiser and survivor Gloria Allen has become a local hero to younger Chicagoan trans women. We caught up with the director to find out more ahead of its premiere [….]

From A To Q: The must-see film all about falling for your best friend

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This new queer short film from Emmalie El Fadli is one that so many queer individuals can relate to BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS From A To Q, directed and written by Emmalie El Fadli, is a new short film that explores the story of 22-year-old Alex who wakes suddenly from a dream in which she kisses [….]