Today marks the start of the very first Massimadi festival – showcasing LGBT films from Africa and its diaspora. Taking place in Brussels from the 9th – 11th of May, in the run up to Belgian Pride, the event programme includes meetings and music to complement the films.
The word 'Massimadi' is derived from Creole words 'massissi' and 'madivinez' – derogatory words for 'gay' and 'lesbian' that have been appropriated by the black LGBT community in a defiant affirmation of their identity. The festival will address issues of identity, gender, racism and sexual orientation.
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- Theatre: I Stand Corrected – A supernatural story of two black lesbian lovers from two different continents
- Interview with Feminist Activist, Amina Doherty (aka Sheroxlox)
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