Sheffield Doc Fest: Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America, Reframing Our Desires, Right Time on the Radio & More

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America  Sat 12 June 11:00 Showroom Cinema 1 2h 07min

Taking American Civil Liberties Union deputy legal director Jeffery Robinson’s groundbreaking talk on the history of anti-Black racism in America as a starting point, Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America interweaves archival material, and interviews that chronicle Robinson’s meetings with change-makers throughout history. The film explores the enduring legacy of white supremacy and our collective responsibility to overcome it.

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America will be followed by a live online Q&A with Sarah Kunstler, Emily Kunstler and Jeffery Robinson which will be live-streamed from the cinema to Selects.

Dialogues: Emily Chao & Al Wong – SHU Performance Lab
  • Sat 12 June 11:00 
  • Sheffield Hallam University Performance Lab 
  • 7h 00min

Tune in to Right on Time Radio on our Online Exhibitions Platform.

Right on Time Radio is a temporary web radio station, which will air daily on the Sheffield DocFest Online Exhibitions Platform throughout the festival, carried by the voices of sound artists, curators, researchers and radio & podcast collectives. This radio station features new works commissioned by Sheffield DocFest, including sound performance, discussions, contemporary literature, reflections and sound experimentations.

Throughout the waves of this radio station, the contributors have a carte blanche to share a glimpse of their practices, and some of the questions they raise in their work and research. Thus, not only inviting us to reflect further on some of the questions outlined in the Right on Time exhibition, but also offering the opportunity to shift from the visual dimensions of the exhibition into a space of collective listening. 

Right on Time Radio aims to initiate conversations, and to establish a platform of companionship which offers an alternative way of being and spending time ‘together’.

AWU Radio
Himali Singh Soin
Karim Kattan & Yasmine Benabdallah
Les Bonnes Ondes feat. Layal Rhanem
Yasmina Reggad

Drawing by Aziza Ahmad, courtesy of AWU Radio 

Reframing Our Desires
  • Sat 12 June 13:00 
  • Online 
  • 1h 00min

Campbell X – writer, director and guest curator – joins filmmakers from his programme, Destroy | Disturb | Disrupt – Decolonizing Queer Desire, to explore how they create their own filmic language to disrupt our colonised historical framing by the white, straight cisgender lens. This discussion forms part of our Retrospective: Films belong to those who need them – fragments from the history of Black British Cinema.

Chaired by Campbell X

Speakers: Natasha Ruwona, Topher Campbell, Diego Paulino.

Destroy | Disturb | Disrupt – Decolonizing Queer Desire is screening as part of this year’s Retrospective: Films belong to those who need them – fragments from the history of Black British Cinema – the screening will include a pre-recorded Q&A with Isaac Julian. 

All live-streamed talks will be captioned, provided by AI Media.

Chelas nha Kau
  • Sat 12 June 20:00 
  • Halo Showroom Cinema 3 
  • 1h 27min

Made collectively through a multimedia workshop and composed of everyday fragments, Chelas My Place tells the story of Lisbon based hip-hop group Bataclan 1950, from their own perspective


Curated by Judah Attille, a curated discussion of films animated by a three-way conversation between British womxn working in the arts

  • Sat 12 June 11:30 
  • Halo Showroom Cinema 3 
  • 1h 55min

For full schedule and to book click here.

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