The Royal Anthropological Institute and the RAI Film Festival teamed up with Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest throughout July 2020 in celebration of Pride.
The RAI has an extensive catalogue of documentary films which showcase the variety and diversity of human life across the world. Throughout the month we will held online screenings of 3 key documentaries which welcome us into the lives of different queer communities around the world, followed by a public Q&A hosted by Fringe! to explore some of these central questions of gender, identity and sexuality through the lens of different cultures.


Dream Girls
dir. Kim Longinotto&Jano Williams, 1993, 50 mins
The amazing world of the Takarazuka Revue, the all-female theatre troupe in Japan.

The live Q&A took place on Wednesday 1 July, 8pm and featured guest speakers Kim Longinotto (director), ShayShay (drag artist) and Jennifer Coates (Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies, University of Sheffield).

This is My Face
dir. Angélica Cabezas Pino, 2018, 57 mins
Using the power of photography, a group of HIV+ men open up about the illness that changed their life trajectories.

The live Q&A took place on Wednesday 8 th July, 8pm, featuring guest speakers Angélica Cabezas Pino (director), Will from PrEPster, a London-based HIV prevention organisation and Roberto Tovar from Número de Serie, an organisation that promotes the use art and design to build new bridges of communication around HIV activism.

Watch the Q&A here.

Mirror Mirror
dir. Zemirah Moffat, 2006, 58 mins
London’s legendary Bar Wotever is a club that welcomes all genders and sexualities.

Watch the Q&A here.

This series of screenings is part of Film FeelsConnected, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.  Explore all films and events at