Fringe of Colour Films takes place, for the second time, 1-15th Aug. To celebrate, prepare, inspire and get very, very excited, this is the first of two posts dedicated to the festival. Lighthouse is a proud sponsor of this game-changing grassroots arts initiative & we encourage you all to get a ticket and tune in!
Fringe of Colour Films is an online arts festival for Black creatives and Creatives of Colour. It is a platform for artists, performers and filmmakers to show their work and see it celebrated in community, and for writers to respond to art that challenges and inspires them.
At the heart of the festival are stories, through the films and the published Responses, so we’ve teamed up with Lighthouse to match a variety of different books with the four main themes of this year’s festival; rituals, flight, self and protest.
(M)otherhood by Pragya Agarwal
How Long 'Til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin
The Deep by Rivers Solomon
Disturbing the Body by Nici West
These books discuss similar topics as the films under this theme, including motherhood and family, survival and transcendence, and the spirit, mind and body in both conflict and recovery.
Segu by Maryse Conde
Augustown by Kei Miller
Fleche by Mary Jean Chan
The One Who Wrote Destiny by Nikesh Shukla
When We Speak of Nothing by Olumide Popoola
The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Similar to the films under this theme, these books consider issues such as forced and chosen migration, exploration of one’s roots, and the maintenance of folklore or archival practices through the oral tradition.
Follow Fringe of Colour Films for updates and make sure not to miss a magnificent line-up starting on Aug 1st & check out their trailer. More book lists on the festival's themes are coming later this week.