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.
relationship between a father and daughter, now a young mother. What will
Dir. Kate Jessop, written
by Carl Miller, UK, 2015
Cast: Ernest Ignatius, Bharti Patel
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
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
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
A boy’s first
experience of love.
Dir. Kate Jessop, written by
Carl Miller, UK, 2015
Cast: Sarjan Hira
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.