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Trans Remembrance Day Film Screening w/ELOP

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ELOP, trans Remembrance Day, Poplar Union, Heather has four moms, short film screenings, free film screenings, East London, LGBTQ+, film screenings near me

In partnership with ELOP, Poplar Union will be hosting a night recognising Trans Awareness Day with an evening of short-film screenings exploring the realities and experiences of trans people, curated by founder of Women Over 50 Film Festival, Nuala O’Sullivan. The screenings will be followed by a Q&A session discussing representation on screen and behind the camera.

Schedule

Lovely Poet Alice (4mins)
Alice, a spoken-word poet, shares her hopes and fears of life as an older woman.

Heather Has Four Moms (2018) (14mins)
On Heather’s 15th birthday, Mom’s wife must convince Mom, and Mom’s ex, and Mom’s ex’s partner that it’s time for Heather to have “the talk”.

I’m Fine (2016) (23mins)
Tong and Cai Yun, in their 50s and 70s respectively, have seen a lot of changes in the Taipei Tongzhi (LGBTQ) landscape. A reflection on gender, perception, moving apart and coming together.

Tell Me I’m Forgiven (2018) (4mins)
The life and times of two lesbian variety stars of the 1920s is examined, accompanied by extracts from recordings they made.

Rose and June (2016) (6mins)
An old-timer of Bugis Street, Singapore, 78-year-old divorcee Rose, tells us her story before and after transitioning.


About Nuala

Nuala O’Sullivan is the founder of Women Over 50 Film Festival – a celebration of older women in front of and behind the camera. At the BBC World Service she created, wrote and produced the interactive, online soap opera, The Flatmates, for English language learners. Nuala is also the author of Teaching English in South-East Asia and English Grammar Workbook for Dummies. She has written plays for theatre and has been a series writer for the BBC Radio 4 drama Brief Lives.

In 2014 she wrote and produced a short film, Microscope, and it was her experience of submitting this short to film festivals and attending festivals that brought home to her how underrepresented older women were on both sides of the camera. She set up Women Over 50 Film Festival as a positive and practical response to this lack of visibility so that older women in film would have a platform dedicated to them and their work.

Nuala is a volunteer for Switchboard the LGBT+ Helpline.


ELOP is a LGBTQ+ mental health charity, providing a range of services for the LGBTQ+ community and in Tower Hamlets provides the Tower Hamlets LGBTQ+ Community Forum, working to improve services for LGBTQ+ community and challenge inequality.

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Transgender of remembrance, ELOP, East London, free film screening, Poplar Union, Poplar, Tower Hamlets, LGBTQ+ event

Sun 24 November 7.30pm-9.30pm

Free

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