Programmed to world premiere at this year's BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, which was cancelled due to COVID-19, the timely film Pride and Protest opens with the anti-LGBTIQ+ lessons protests in Birmingham and follows several queer Black and POC activists during their day-to-day lives as they interrogate prejudice in contemporary British culture. Despite the restrictions placed by the pandemic, BFI Flare will be closing out Pride weekend with a virtual screening of the documentary as an extension of their #BFIFlareAtHome programme.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers and contributors via YouTube. Producer and director of Pride and Protest, Blaise Singh, will be joined by queer Muslim activist Ferhan Khan, author Vaneet Mehta and singer-songwriter Manpreet Dhindsa. Come 7pm, there will be a special edition of Queer House Party.
Keep your eye out for booking links which go out this Tuesday to those on the BFI mailing list. The free ticketed event takes place Sunday 28 June 16:00 BST.