Watermelon Woman + Zaya

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March 1 2018 – 7pm


TD presents ▶ MASSIMADI ◀
10th AFRO LGBTQ FILMS AND ARTS FESTIVAL
An African Rainbow production
As part of the Black History Month

Time : 19h00
Price : 10$
TICKETS

☆☆☆ THE WATERMELON WOMAN ☆☆☆

Cheryl is an aspiring black lesbian filmmaker attempting to bring about the history of black lesbians in cinematic history while attempting to produce her own work. The story explores the difficulty in navigating archival sources that either excludes or ignores black queer women working in Hollywood.

★ Director: Cheryl Dunye
★  Year : 1996
★ Country : USA
★Language : English
★ Running time : 90 minutes

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☆☆☆ ZAYA ☆☆☆

Zaya, a young black woman, recently confronted in her sexual identity by her attraction towards her dance partner, hesitates to be opened about her homosexuality.

★ Director: Susanne Terres
★ Year : 2017
★ Country : Canada
★ Language : French with english subtitles
★ runningtime : 6 min 40s

Followed by a Q&A with the audience.

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We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather for Massimadi is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

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Since 10 years, Massimadi has been using the power of the arts and images to present gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) films and documentaries featuring members of Afro communities to fight against homophobia and transphobia. Massimadi is also a platform to showcase the local talents of our community and to promote Afro LGBTQ culture through artistic presentations. The festival is also a space to share ideas through panels and discussions with artists and activists from Black communities.