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Fringe! Film Fest
London, United Kingdom
The final event in Queer Eyes, a season of docs from the RAI collection and chats hosted by Fringe!
Mirror Mirror is based on an audio-visual ethnography of London’s queer Club Wotever. Begun in the autumn of 2003, it promoted itself as a club that welcomed all genders and sexualities – a counterpoise to London’s mainstream segregated scenes. The film came out of anthropologist Moffat’s own personal and theoretical knowledge of contemporary radical queer practices: in her own words, “I wanted to know if I could somehow make the two ideas that ‘gender is drag’ and that ‘documentary film is a drag of reality’ mutually inform and comment upon each other”.
1. Watch the film for free here from Thursday 9th July to Thursday 16th July: https://raifilm.org.uk/queereyes/
2. And sign up via the ticket link for access to the FREE live Q&A on Wednesday 15th July, 8pm, featuring guest speaker Zemirah Moffat (director) and others.
The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland has an extensive catalogue of documentary films which showcase the variety and diversity of human life across the world. This Pride season we screen 3 key documentaries which welcome us into the lives of different queer communities around the world, followed by a public Q&A hosted by Fringe! (online) to explore some of these central questions of gender, identity and sexuality through the lens of different cultures. Part of the RAI Film Festival.
Films will be available to watch for free in advance, through the RAI Player, for a week, then please join us for the live Q&A sessions every Wednesday at 8pm. You’ll be able to submit your questions / comments to the panel speakers online.
Still from Mirror Mirror (dir. Zemirah Moffat, 2006, 58 mins, English with no subtitles).
This screening is part of Film Feels Connected, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk