Learn how to create a LGBT+ film on your smartphone
12 February 2017
Time 10:30 - 16:30
Duration 6 hours
Join Queer Media for MobDoc, their LGBT+ mobile filmmaking workshop. Learn how to create a film on your smartphone, with practical exercises focused on learning how to tell LGBT+ stories through archives and present day experiences. Queer Media believe through utilising this technology to tell our own stories we can ultimately change the world one story at a time.
This one day workshop is kindly made possible by Heritage Lottery Fund project Life’s a Drag. Participants following the workshop will be encouraged to make their own LGBT+ films on their mobile phones, especially of Manchester’s vibrant drag community to create a lasting legacy of the history of drag in our city. Life’s a Drag is a project developed by artist Jez Dolan to explore and celebrate the history of drag in Manchester, which aims to engage people in exploring this important and FABULOUS aspect of LGBT life.
The Revenge of the Perverts is a historical reference inspired by the 1982 collaborative documentary film Framed Youth: Revenge of the Teenage Perverts produced by the London Lesbian and Gay Youth Video Project. It featured gay and lesbian teenagers interviewing straight people on the streets of London about their views on homosexuality. Channel 4 funded the film’s development and its transmission in 1986 is said to mark the emergence of gay and lesbian programming on the TV station. The film also launched the music career of pop star Jimmy Somerville and filmmaker and artist Isaac Julien.
Refreshments will be provided. Please register for a free place.
Life’s a Drag is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund from the National Lottery and is supported by Manchester Libraries and Archives+
Part of our Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking Requirements: Booking required via Eventbrite
Sent out approximately every two months.