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FREE Film screenings will be held on Saturday 29 September at Bruce Castle Museum and are supported by Film London, The Mayor of London & Haringey Council as part of ‘Project Tottenham’.

Organised by Arts charity Wise Thoughts will showcase exciting films by established and emerging film-makers, to reflect the plethora of cultures and communities that come together to make up the LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, queer & Intersex) communities. 

An interview with this year’s Fulbright MTV fellow and filmmaker Jeff Roy who will show his film ‘Rites of Passage’ as a part of the screenings.

Can you tell us why did you make Rites of Passage?

I made Rites of Passage because I thought it was an important story that needed to be told.

How should people see your work?

With a box of popcorn, a glass of soda pop, and an open mind.

Are there any specific themes and topics that make you create the work? 

Rites of Passage is about crossing boundaries to become true to yourself. This is a theme that should resonate with everyone who has defied rules placed on them by the societies in which they live.

Can you describe the creative process behind the work and how it works for you?

My job with documentary film is to capture a story out of thin air. The hard part comes in making the captured footage palatable to movie form, while maintaining the elements of truth, which is where my creative license works in overtime.

What are the future plans?

I have two new projects coming up. One is a documentary project taking place in India. You can follow the film’s progress on: http://www.fulbright.mtvU.com/

Ideally, who is the target audience for your film ?

Everyone.

Thank you Jeff for your answers and best wishes from Wise Thoughts.

More information: http://wisethoughts.org/events/?p=34

Wise Thoughts organises GFEST – Gayewise FESTival, recognized as London’s LGBTQI cross-art festival for all. http://gaywisefestival.org.uk/

For any images/ further information please contact: info@wisethoughts.org / 02088899555

The screenings will take place in Lecture Hall at Bruce Castle Museum,  Lordship Lane, London N17 8NU     Nearest Tube: Seven Sisters / Wood Green Buses: 123/ 243.

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