We are inviting anyone who identifies as LGBTQ* aged between 16-25 to be part of an ongoing collaborative filmmaking project that takes the ‘invasion’ of a broadcast of the six o’clock news in 1988 by four lesbians protesting against Section 28, as a point of departure.
We will meet monthly between January and April 2016 to visit archives, watch films and carry out graphic design and filmmaking workshops. This will lead up to a three day workshop at London’s Lesbian and Gay Film Festival FLARE and the production of a new film.
The production and the film itself will address the following areas:
– What did the ‘invasion’ mean as a protest against a law that prohibited local authorities in England and Wales from “promoting” homosexuality that labelled gay family relationships as ‘pretend’?
– How are we affected by representations of ourselves in the media?
– What does it means to work with historical moments and material?
27th and 28th February 2016 (all day): Out of the Archives and onto the Streets, a workshop with graphic designer Rosie Eveleigh, using archival materials to create slogans and logos to be made into badges and stickers.
18th,19th and 20th March 2016 (all day): Three day video workshop with artists and filmmakers at the British Film Institute