On Sunday 30, September I went to London to attend my first-ever film festival, The Raindance Film Festival. I enjoyed it thoroughly with it being the UK's biggest independent film festival, and whilst I was there I was privileged to watch the premiere of Hanna Ladoul and Marco La Via's fantastic film We The Coyotes.
I recently saw this film and was pleasantly surprised at its fearlessness with exposing the harmful teachings of some Christian denominations who believe homosexuality is a sin. The film pays careful attention to each of its characters, with protagonist Cameron Post being the central observer to what is happening to those around her and herself.
I watched BlacKkKlansman this Tuesday and walked out onto the carpets of the cinema foyer feeling tears prickling in my eyes. It was a dramatic change from the tone that had been felt throughout the cinema for most of the film, the audience laughing away at some of the hilarious lines that were delivered in Spike Lee's comedic yet powerful depiction of the ongoing struggle black Americans face.