DMU Pride: Film screening of Under Your Nose with Q&A

The Phoenix
15/02/2024 (18:00-20:30)
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(LGBTQ+ and Allies Network, in conjunction with the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre, and the Race Equality Network)

40 years ago a group of activists came together with one aim: to open a centre for the black LGBTQ+ community in Peckham. Against the backdrop of 1980s politics, the rise of Thatcherism, and the AIDS epidemic, they started on the path. Drawing on archival materials Under Your Nose is a feature documentary dedicated to those trailblazers who faced hostility, and often personal danger offered hope and a lifeline to many others. Their legacy is still apparent today. Director Veronica McKenzie  joins us for a Q&A after the screening.

Ticket price: Pay what you can: £2-£10

To view the film trailer please click here

Veronica McKenzie biography

Veronica is a prolific creative practitioner, speaker and budding historian. She produced short ‘Finding Home’ (2014) and feature documentary ‘Under Your Nose’ (2017) about the UK's Black LGBTQ+ history. Her label Twice As Proud aims to celebrate creativity in the Black Queer community.

Her debut feature ‘Nine Nights' won the Pan African Film Festival Narrative Feature Director Award 2019. 

She completed Haringey Vanguard, a two year Black LGBTQ+ National Lottery funded project (2020), and has worked with numerous universities and galleries running workshops, and curating exhibitions. Last year she produced 'Ships, Passengers & Ports' for the Royal Maritime Museum in celebration of Windrush 2023.


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This event is part of DMU Pride to mark LGBTQ+ History Month.

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