HOME will be screening ‘Queen & Slim’, the debut feature from acclaimed music video director Melina Matsoukas with an exciting post-screening discussion from gal-dem and Kids of Colour.
Starring Oscar-nominated Daniel Kaluuya alongside Jodie Turner-Smith, the film charts the complex journey of a young black couple whose Tinder date goes horrifically wrong, with the two unwittingly becoming a symbol of trauma, terror and grief.
The screening will be accompanied by a post-screening discussion with Kemi Alemoru from gal-dem and Roxy Legane from Kids of Colour.
Kemi Alemoru grew up in Manchester and is currently the features editor at gal-dem.
Also working as a freelance journalist for a notable roster of clients, including Riposte and the BBC, Kemi has recently interviewed Teyana Taylor for Brick Magazine. Kemi is killing it and is working collectively to shed light on the often under-represented by platforming the creative and editorial works from women of colour.
gal-dem is a new media publication committed to telling stories and showcasing the works from women and non-binary people of colour. Through essays, opinion, music, art, politics and lifestyle content – gal-dem is redressing the current imbalance in media through the curation of beautiful and empowered works.
Providing a space to discuss not only the issues faced but showcase a broad spectrum of talents from dynamic young creatives, gal-dem was born out of a frustration fuelled by statistics.
(“only six per cent of people working in newspapers, radio and television are ethnic minorities, compared with 14 per cent of the UK population as a whole”)
Creative, important and powerful, gal-dem is providing a voice of a generation.
Roxy Legane is the founder of Kids of Colour; a platform for young people of colour to explore their experiences of culture, identity and race whilst challenging everyday and institutionalised racism. The platform has evolved since its beginning in 2018, now offering numerous events and workshops across Manchester.
Previously working with young people in Manchester, Roxy noticed there was no space to talk about racism so overtly. Founding Kids of Colour has helped to challenge existing narratives by creating a space for story-telling and change, encouraging young people to speak up about injustices they have faced.
HOME is a centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film in Manchester. Advocates for inclusion, they offer concessionary and discounted tickets to seniors, those with a registered disability, students and those registered unemployed.
Join Kemi and Roxy for their post-screening discussion of Queen & Slim at HOME Manchester on Friday 31st January. Ticket info below!
Queen & Slim + post-screening discussion @ HOME Manchester
2 Tony Wilson Pl, Manchester M15 4FN
Date: Friday 31st January
Time: 5.40pm + post-screening discussion
Cost: From £5 (see site for prices)