Queer Women of Color Film Night
Curator: Darshan Elena Campos
Saturday, June 8; 8pm
SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market @ Octavia
Please join Third World Majority for a Queer Women of Color Film Night and Website Launching Party during this year’s National Queers Arts Festival.
At this event, we will view a series of short films, including Ann Kaneko’s 100% Human Hair, Kathryn Xian’s Constructions, and Sandy Falby’s Texture of Honey. We will also participate in the launching of Third World Majority’s website. The theme “liberate!” speaks to our collective vision as artists and activists: we liberate ourselves and contribute to the liberation of our communities through our cultural work.
In 100% Human Hair, a wig shop becomes the backdrop for immigrants, African Americans, and exiled Latino queers to claim the American Dream as their own. Constructions offers a glimpse into the unique life and vision of photo-artist Samantha Maeshiro. Bodies, hair and sexual desire are the focal points of The Texture of Honey. These films center the ideas and concerns of queer women of color and our communities in a time of rising xenophobia and racism, blending humor with sadness and rage.
Third World Majority is a media training organization that blends digital video production with grassroots political organizing. Run by a collective of women of color and their allies, this organization offers screenwriting and digital video production workshops with a sharp political edge. Their website promises to be a unique virtual realm for the political education and media activism this organizations does in the real world. We are excited to get a sneak-peak at their website!
This event is free and open to the public, offering an accessible forum for our communities to express their fears and dreams as the governments of the United States and Israel intensify their wars on our communities around the world. Donations are encouraged. All monies raised will be used to fund Third World Majority’s community-based workshops.
Join us as we strengthen the global social justice movement through art, film, and culture!