The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.
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Gay Black Group
The Gay Black Group - reasserting culture and identity on two levels.
Magazine and Review show 1983 25 mins
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The formation of the Gay Black Group was a landmark in gay black history. Meeting at Gay's the Word, a bookshop in Bloomsbury, London, it provided a sounding board and support for gay and black communities of the 1980s. Sitting on the outside of both by virtue of their sexuality or ethicity the group attempted to negotiate a path through the complexities of cultural and sexual identity. In this film, members of the group talk to Paula Ahluwalia about their experiences.
One of the interviewees is the film-maker Isaac Julien, then a student at St Martin's School of Art. In 1991 his film Young Soul Rebels won the critics prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
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