Don’t miss this year’s Sheffield DocFest

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The 28th edition of this international film and arts festival is not to be missed BY DIVA STAFF Now in its 28th year, Sheffield DocFest is an international film and arts festival and marketplace, with a mission to spark imaginations and empower our capacity for change by celebrating, championing and debating documentary film and art as [….]

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 [….]

BFI Flare: Five Films For Freedom digital campaign returns for 2021

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The world’s largest LGBTQI digital campaign reminds audiences that love is still a human right 🌈 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS It’s back! Five Films For Freedom, the world’s largest LGBTQI digital campaign, will return for 2021 as part of BFI Flare to remind audiences that love is still a human right. Broadcasting five brand new queer films [….]

Here’s what’s in store for BFI Flare 2021!

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The official programme for this year’s festival promises 12 days of unmissable LGBTQI cinema BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE FROM WELL ROUNDED BFI Flare, London’s LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, has come a long way since being one of the first film festivals to have to cancel its physical events due to the Covid-19 pandemic last year. With [….]