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fringe of Colour Films: a Reading List #3


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Last week we had the immense pleasure of collaborating with Fringe of Colour Films . The creative, warm, innovative vibes of this festival will be carrying us through many weeks to come.

If you weren't able to make it in-person, there's still a chance to catch the films and recorded events with an online pass for a couple of days - until July 6th. Grab yourself a pass HERE and treat yourself to fantastic art and conversations!

The Lighthouse had a physical book stall at the festival, and here on the website we shared lists of books on the festival themes (check out lists ONE and TWO).

As a final offering, we're delighted to share a book list from some of the film-makers whose work was featured at the festival. Here they introduce titles that inspired their work. Some of these are unfortunately not available through the shop, and may require a little digging to find, but we very much encourage you to seek them out:

Ofem Ubi - Back on Home Soil

"My film Back On Home Soil was inspired by my need to further explore the concept of loss through moving image, using the poems in my pamphlet- 'The Last Time I Called The First Thing I Heard Was As-Salamu Alaykum'.

Cecilia Lim - Pagpapa(-)alam: To Wish You Well, So You Know

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

'The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze' by William Saroyan

'Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice' by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Samuel Zhang - In the place where we left and arrived

Migrant Belongings by Anne-Marie Fortier

'Unruly Visions The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora' by Gayatri Gopinath.

Mourad Kourbaj - Una Muerte y Un Nacimiento//A Death and A Birth

"In response to books that inspired me and align with the themes of my film, I would say that 'Persepolis' by Marjane Satrapi was incredibly inspirational in the way that she told her story, and using the unconventional format of a comic book to represent real life events."

Neha Apsara - guest curator of Begana programme (Coconut/Cane & Cutlass, and Flesh and Paper)

'Flesh and Paper' by Suniti Namjoshi

'The Conversations of Cow' by Suniti Namjoshi

'Black British Rebels: Figures from Working Class History' by Hassan Mahamdallie

'The Enigma of Arrival' by V.S. Naipaul

April Lin - (Tending) (to) (Ta)

"During the making process of (Tending) (to) (Ta), I was lent a copy of Haruki Murakami's 'Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World', and I found many parallels between the film and the book."

Find out more about these films through the links and give them a watch with an online pass until July 6th!

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