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The Revival: Women & The Word + Q&A

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Continuing the BGA Cinema queer black film series, Women & The Word will be screened on the last Monday of March. The programme is a collaboration between The Batty Mama, BGA Cinema and Stanley Arts.

This documentary chronicles the creation of an international salon-styled tour led and supported by women. It tells the story of how Jade Foster recruited a group of five dynamic poets and musicians to become stewards of a movement that builds community among queer women of color, upholds literary arts excellence, and occupies living rooms across the country..

Directed by queer filmmaker Sekiya Dorsett, The Revival: Women and the World follows a group of five queer women of colour, poets and musicians, as they make a documentary on a Kickstarter-funded tour of bars and living rooms in the US and Canada.

The documentary highlights the women’s travels in their tour bus, visiting friends and estranged family members, meeting supporters, performing live and coming face-to face with the chilling threat of racial violence.

The most important aspect of this documentary is that the audience hears the women. They each have a lot to discuss, on and off stage, and everything they say is well worth the listen.

This fascinating look at resistance, empowerment, community, connection and creativity is a unique, uplifting, and inspiring film.

Featuring the incredible talents of Jade Foster, Be Steadwell, Jonquille Rice, T’ai Freedom Ford, and Eli Turner, their journey is interspersed with interviews with leading black feminist authors, academics and historians, including Nikki Finney, CC Carter, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Alexis Deveaux, speaking about subjects that parallel the word and the personal lives of the five performers.

This event is £8 advanced booking, £12 on the door or 2 films for £20 on the door!

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