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315 + Artistes en Zone Troublés


Daniel Jacoby / 2024 / Netherlands, Peru / 15’ / Digital / Spanish spoken, English subtitles 

In 315, Peruvian artist Daniel Jacoby narrates a series of personal stories and historical events that have occurred, over the years, on his birthday, the 31st of May. Over the course of the film, comprised of home video footage, the oppressive logic connecting these anecdotes and events is slowly revealed. So too are the occlusive tactics employed by the Peruvian state, that had, since 1989, kept hidden a tragic episode in the country’s queer history until recent years. 


Artistes en Zone Troublés  

Stéphane Gérard, Lionel Soukaz / 2023 / France / 39’ / Digital / French and Spanish spoken, English subtitles 

In Artistes en Zone Troublés, 2000 hours of personal video footage shot by Lionel Soukaz in the early 1990s are edited by Stéphane Gérard to form a 38-minute eulogy for, and celebration of, Soukaz’s partner, the artist Hervé Couergou. Soukaz’s and Gérard’s collaborative film comes to form a beautifully-rendered portrait of the then 29 year-old Couergou, whose life is abruptly cut short by illness, and is a meditation on creativity and death during the injustices of the AIDS crisis. 


This screening is presented in collaboration with Positive East. Positive East is an East London-based HIV and sexual health charity providing a range of HIV support and prevention services from counselling, peer mentoring, benefit advice and workshops to HIV/STI testing and outreach. Three thousand people access Positive East annually.

Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

The films in this programme will screen with descriptive subtitles and a printed copy of the introduction will be available. We regret that the Q&A will not be captioned or BSL-interpreted.

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