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Kent’s hidden LGBTQIA+ movie heritage to be uncovered by College of Brighton SASE undertaking – Movie Archives UK

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College of Brighton’s Display Archive South East has been awarded a Nationwide Lottery Heritage Fund grant to spotlight the area’s LGBTIQA+ movie heritage.

 

Entitled Our Display Heritage, the brand new £130,000 undertaking can be developed by Display Archive South East (SASE) – a part of the College’s Faculty of Artwork and Media – in collaboration with Queer Heritage South, Folkestone Pleasure and Margate Pleasure, and goals to find, protect and share LGBTQIA+ movies made in Kent and the South East.

 

LGBTQIA+ display heritage has not been collected systematically by public establishments due to an extended historical past of repression. The Display Archive South East undertaking will tackle this lack in cultural visible historical past by a public name for movies that seize completely different facets of LGBTQIA+ life within the area – from on a regular basis scenes to particular occasions reminiscent of Pleasure festivals or LGBTQIA+ weddings

 

The undertaking runs all through 2022, with volunteers on the coronary heart of its work as Neighborhood Curators. They may find out about heritage points and practices, and the character of LGBTQIA+ heritage, in addition to serving to with the curation of movies for preservation and exhibition.

 

In addition to in search of out beforehand unseen movies, Our Display Heritage will produce progressive  ‘heritage movie’ programmes to be shared in a set of free public occasions in Folkestone and Margate within the early autumn of 2022, together with the Folkestone and Margate Pleasure festivals. Display Archive South East will even tackle the accountability for the preservation of recent movies, and make them out there free of charge group use.

 

Dr Frank Grey, Director of Display Archive South East, stated: “Preservation is on the coronary heart of all archives. That is significantly necessary for display archives as a vital facet of cultural historical past. A lot of our display heritage is susceptible to being misplaced ceaselessly for a bunch of causes, from the disappearance of movie and videotape as media to the best way folks typically wipe digital recordsdata. Our Display Heritage supplies an exquisite alternative to uncover, safeguard and share an ignored historical past of film-making within the area.”

 

To remain updated with the undertaking, please go to: ourscreenheritage.internet

 

If you happen to’d prefer to develop into a undertaking volunteer contact both Folkestone Pleasure or Margate Pleasure:

data@folkestonepride.org

 

If in case you have a movie you’d prefer to donate to SASE, contact:

screenarchive@brighton.ac.uk

Phone: 01273 643 213

 

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