Remembering Sara Gomez A Pioneering AfroCUban Filmmaker
Sara Gómez, Cuba’s First Female Director & First Afro Female Filmmaker in the Americas Photo Courtesy ICAIC

The Other & the Moving Image  examines not only the relationship between the moving image and different art forms, but also, and in particular, how the moving image helps to visualize ‘otherness’. The Other distinguishes, refers to and identifies the action of placing someone outside the center, at the margins. In practice, Othering excludes those persons who do not fit the “norm”. The Other & the Moving Image is about creating a fairer society, where everyone can participate and everyone has the opportunity to succeed; it’s something that does not leave any part or group out. The project is about awareness, citizenship and belonging, equality, diversity and inclusion, in the effort to make our natural environment a better place. Not all revolutions are political. The real ones overturn artistic conventions, those that challenge accepted notions. Thus, the Arts are the ideal medium because they bring people together, towards awareness of and sensitivity to diversity.

Indeed, as the First Lady Michelle Obama said, celebrating Nowruz at the White House : “Our diversity has been—and will always be—our greatest source of strength and pride here in the United States.” We will add that not only in USA, but also in the Americas, in the entire world. Diversity is more than just skin colour, it’s also diversity of thought. Diversity is age, gender,  disability,  sexual orientation, cultural and social background. The Other & the Moving Image is focused on the arts and cultures of small and poor countries, black and ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities, subcultures, women, older people, LGBT, immigrants and disadvantaged individuals.

The Other & the Moving Image aims primarily to support the work developed by the UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities.The first three one-day events were supported by UCL Institute of the Americas, UCL MA Film Studies and MA African Studiesthe BFI and the National Portrait Gallery London / for UCL Connected Curriculum, Liberating the Curriculum Working Group, the British-Cuban Heritage Trust for the Arts, Metrodome Distribution,Toxic Lesbian Productions , Pensare FILMSPark Circus Films and the ICAIC. Liberating and connecting the academic curriculum with others departments within UCL and with other universities in UK. It works in partnership with cultural organisations and institutions at a local, national and international levels. It is based on UCL Library collections, disseminating our audio-visual materials (identifying areas for improvement). It demonstrates the significance, how relevant Library collections are to an academic curriculum, particularly, in those issues as cultural awareness and sensitivity, human rights, human traffic, learning disabilities and learning difficulties/differences, race, gender, equality, colonialism, labour history, development and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.


Free admission

Wednesday 27 April – 6pm / Thursday 5 May 2016 – 6pm / Saturday 28 May 2016 – from 12.30 – 5pm from 6pm to 9.30 pm
@ Bloomsbury Theatre Studio
15 Gordon St, London WC1H 0AH

Seating is very limited, please register via the link below ASAP!


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