Now available online: a short review of the recent UK hit film, Pride, which was originally published a few months ago in Red Pepper magazine.
I note that, despite some critics’ discomfort with Pride‘s feel-good tone, the filmmakers successfully make a few salient political points. It offers lessons on solidarity-building beyond identity-based justice organising, and an indictment of recent attempts to depoliticise LGBTQ rights movements. All of which, I believe, is worth celebrating.
I completed my MA Visual Anthropology documentary in late 2009, but didn’t make it widely available, at the request of the primary research participants. Now, five years later, the protagonists have all moved on with their lives to a place at which they feel able to share this film. We hope that you find it insightful, and informative. Thanks to the women of WAST for their support. (Click below to watch)
I’ve been involved in Occupy DC since October. It’s the Washington-based branch of the Occupy movement that sprung up in the US following the September rallies in Wall St. New York… I’m sure you’ll have heard about it!
I’ve joined the Editorial Board for our independent newspaper there, The Occupied Washington Times, and wrote an article for the first edition. I’ve also covered the early days of the Occupation for Red Pepper. Finally, I made a very short promo for a group of hunger strikers affiliated with the movement, who are campaigning for voting rights for D.C.
Drop me a line at: email@example.com if you want to know more about the movement.