Lujayn Hourani, Pinkwashing and The Melbourne Queer Film Festival; Simona Castricum, Sink

Friday, 19 November 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Lujayn Hourani, Pinkwashing and The Melbourne Queer Film Festival; Simona Castricum, Sink

Interviews with Lujayn Hourani and Simona Castricum.

  Lujayn Hourani is a member of a group of Queer Palestinian activists from Naarm and Meanjin who have demanded the Melbourne Queer Film Festival remove Israel-made film The Swimmer from its programme and implement a boycott of Israel-made films.  Lujayn discusses their reasons and their contexts, including pinkwashing. The Festival has declined their demands.  Our interview with Lujayn was pre-recorded on Tuesday, 16 November with voiceovers produced on November 18.

  MEDIA STATEMENT: RESPONSE TO THE SCREENING OF AN ISRAELI FILM - Melbourne Queer Film Festival (mqff.com.au)

  Musician Simona Castricum discusses Sink, her co-production with Carla Zimbler at Arts House in North Melbourne from December 1 to 4.  SINK - Arts House

  3CR broadcasts from the stolen lands of the Kulin Nation.  Sovereignty was never ceded.

  In Ya Face is currently pre-recorded and produced remotely.

  QLife