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CineQ x UNMUTED: Check It with panel discussion

The second CineQ queer film screening, this time with both SHOUT Festival and QPOC group UNMUTED, screening the documentary Check It

At first glance, they seem unlikely gang-bangers. Some of the boys wear lipstick and mascara, some stilettos. They carry Louis Vuitton bags, but they also carry knives, brass knuckles and mace. As vulnerable gay and transgender youth, they’ve been shot, stabbed, and raped.

Led by an ex-convict named Mo, Check It members are now creating their own clothing label, putting on fashion shows and working stints as runway models. But breaking the cycle of poverty and violence they’ve grown up in is a daunting task.

Life for the Check It can be brutal, but it’s also full of hope and an indomitable resilience. At its heart, CHECK IT explores the undying friendship that exists between these kids – an unbreakable bond that is tested every day as they fight to stand up for who they are in a community relentlessly trying to beat them down.

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion with UNMUTED

Details

Date :
Thursday September 28th, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Event Tags:
Afrolegacy, Check It, CineQ, film, LGBT+, LGBTQ, QPOC, Queer, Queer Film
This event is part of CineQ

Organiser

Flatpack Festival Ltd
Phone:
01217711509
Email:
info@flatpackfestival.org.uk
Website:
http://flatpackfestival.org.uk

Venue

Centrala
Centrala Art Gallery, Unit 4 Minerva Works,
Birmingham, B5 5RT United Kingdom
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Phone:
0121 439 3050
Website:
centrala-space.org.uk

Tickets

CineQ x UNMUTED: Check It w/ panel discussion
£4.00
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