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Threads of Resilience | Film Screening + Talk | Papa De: THAT UGANDAN FLAMING HOMOSEXUAL

16.Dezember 2023 18:30 - 19:30

Weaving together pieces of a childhood. revisiting memories. archiving a self that had to retransform and reshape many times. A grandmother's dress becomes a symbol for the transformation of traditions to make room for future generations. What legacy would you want to leave behind if you ceased to exist? How would you want to be remembered? Delovie Kwagala aka Papa De is a filmmaker, activist and photographer. As such, they use the camera to create images that are necessary for their own becoming. The short film THAT UGANDAN FLAMING HOMOSEXUAL tells the story of growing up in Uganda from a personal perspective. Meanwhile, the country, its government, is notorious for persecuting homosexuals; draconian punishments - in 2023, President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-homosexual law that amounts to a death threat - an atmosphere of fear and constant repression characterize everyday life. According to Delovie Kwagala aka Papa De, the film tells a story "about my constant becoming, rooted in my traumatic experience of growing up 'different' but never knowing what 'different' meant. The film tells the story of navigating my sexuality and identity through a homophobic society to eventually become the first openly non-binary queer photographer in Uganda. It shows how my anger and hunger to be heard and seen transforms into my activism and commitment to a collective articulation of African queerness and resilience. It is a coming of age perspective that is derived from an important urge and need to own our narratives as black, african, queer persons against adversities.

Ticket: Donation-based
Registration: First come, first served
Language: English
Room: Galerie Lameck


Directed: DeLovie Kwagala (Papa De)
Produced: DeLovie Kwagala (Papa De) and Henry Robinson
Edited: DeLovie Kwagala (Papa De)


This event is part of the Threads of Resilience Festival

Given the current situation and urgency to express, we decided to co-organise a community-led and collectively curated 3-day festival “Threads of Resilience” from 14-16 December at Oyoun.Those include a press conference, bazaar, panels, film screening, talks, exhibition, workshops, concerts, healing session, theater, puppet show for children, and parties. With this festival, we want to reflect on and learn from movements of resistance, resilience, and solidarity across the world and come together for three days of ephemerality and collaborative archiving. We want to address and speak out against repression, silencing, instrumentalisation, and division. We need to continue to empower, promote, and celebrate pluralistic perspectives from, with, and intersectionally marginalised communities.Admission is based on free donation (nobody will be denied entry if they cannot donate). All proceeds will be given to organizations in support of victims of racist police violence and to organizations giving legal support to people threatened with deportation.


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16.Dezember 2023
18:30 - 19:30


Lucy-Lameck-Staße 32
Berlin, 12049 Deutschland
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