Excerpt from Queer Cultural Center Newsletter March – 2014
Reel Warrior: Pratibha Parmar
in Conversation with Allan deSouza
March 13, 7:00pm
Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St, San Francisco, USA
FREE and open to the public
Pratibha Parmar is a international filmmaker known for bringing complex subjects into mainstream media and helping to shape the popular discourse on race, representation, sexuality, and creativity. She will discuss her 20-year film career with UC Berkeley professor Allan deSouza, a Nairobi-born photographer and multimedia artist whose work considers issues of migration,relocation, and travel.
Co-presented by Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts (QCCA),an alliance between the Queer Cultural Center (QCC) and the programs California College of the Arts (CCA).
QCCA in association with Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center presents:
Reels of Resistance: Film IS Social Justice Activism – A Panel Presentation by QWOCMAP
Saturday, May 22nd, 5PM
Rainbow Room, SF LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street, SF
(415) 865-5555, California
Weaving galvanizing films with history, Reels of Resistance illustrates the ways in which art has always been a source of cultural resistance and cultural renewal for LGBTQ communities of color. Art has often been the only voice that marginalized communities have had to declare their humanity.
Artists have documented, shaped, defined and informed movements for change, and queers artists on the cutting edge of the LGBTQ movement are one of the keys to liberation. From Ghost Dancers to revolutionary Mexican corridos to Civil Rights era SNCC Freedom Singers to queer filmmakers like Marlon Riggs and Pratibha Parmar, presenters will illustrate that art IS activism.