The Humanise Community Film Club is a research project by Liverpool-based artist Aleasha Chaunte.
In an age of intolerance, in which we seem to have forgotten the skills needed to live with people who are different from us, this film series is an opportunity to relearn them. Each screening will be accompanied by conversation and a little food. We will also be bringing relevant guest speakers who can offer some context for each film.
Let’s Humanise each other.
This project is supported by Film Hub North, proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network.
With thanks to the support of Metal as part of their Time and Space residency programme.
Made with support from Arts Council England.
About the Film
The journey of the Romany people told through musicians and dancers of India, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, France, and Spain. Focusing on the perspective of the children it shows, the film takes us on a journey across the Eurasian continent showing the various forms and uses of music in the Roma community. Directed by Tony Gatliff.
Why was it chosen for the series?
Aleasha says: “This film turns the spotlight onto the amazing artistry and culture of Roma people. I learned about dignity and the power of music to keep your head held high from Roma people in Badajoz Spain. The music is also a plea for respect from a community that is routinely marginalised across the world.”
About the location
Screenings are in the Engine Room on platform one. Doors open 6pm, film starts promptly at 7pm. There is a wheelchair accessible entrance but please let us know if you have any questions about access.