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This film was last shown on 15 February 2017

No Template - a programme of films about ethnically diverse LGBT communities and their culture and religion. It is a specially curated programme by Bobby Tiwana of Tiger Strut. His two Love Works shorts (set in British South Asian communities) will be shown as part of the programme. There will be a post-screening panel discussion with film/cultural/faith professionals. Genres include live action drama, documentary and digital animation.

Little Elephant

An estranged relationship between a father and daughter, now a young mother. What will tomorrow bring?

Dir. Kate Jessop, written by Carl Miller, UK, 2015                  

Cast: Ernest Ignatius, Bharti Patel

Digital animation


Thirteen-year-old Dutch-Moroccan Nassira is called ‘Nasser’ by her friends. She is learning to adjust to her gender identity. A coming of age drama set in an Islamic household in present day Netherlands.

Dir. Melissa Martens, written by Kim van Noord and Melissa Martens, Netherlands 2015             

Cast: Dounia Allane, Khadija Massaoudi, Fahd Larhzaoui


A Marriage of Inconvenience

A black mother is torn between her Christian faith and supporting her son on his wedding day.

Dir. Franklin Jin Rho, written by Derrick D. Pete, USA, 2013

Cast: Shirley Jordan, Ricco Ross, Kevyn Richmond, Matthew Jennings


Walking the Walk

Walking the Walk documents Telangana's first queer Swabhimana (self-respect) Pride march held in protest of the brutal murder of a trans-woman, Pravallika in January 2015. The walk is inspired by a new social movement which led to formation of a new state in India, Telangana. A collective of activists mobilise a political movement, demand equitable resources, challenge police violence and allow grief for lost loved ones. 

Dir. Moses Tulasi, India, 2015         


What You Looking At?

What happens when two people thought to be poles apart end up together in a confined space? A comedy drama about cultural stereotypes.  

Dir. Faryal Velmi, written by Faryal Velmi, UK, 2011

Cast: Hussina Raja, Michael Twatts, Rez Kabir


Chariot Riders

A boy’s first experience of love.

Dir. Kate Jessop, written by Carl Miller, UK, 2015

Cast: Sarjan Hira

Digital animation

Supported by Sheffield City Council

The panel members are:

Dr Minna Shkul, Lecturer, Ancient and Contemporary Religion; Critical Study of Biblical Literature; and LGBT Studies. University of Sheffield.

Shahida Siddique, Founding Partner and Director of Faithstar LLP, a specialist consultancy service for the faith sector.

Dr Abhi Shetty, Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry and Gender Dysphoria.

120 mins


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