Under Your Nose: Documenting BAME LGBT History



Virtual screening of Under Your Nose including Q and A with film-maker Veronica McKenzie 


Chair: Páraic Kerrigan, UCD 


Monday, April 19 at 4:30pm 

At a computer near you 


UNDER YOUR NOSE (2017) by Veronica McKenzie charts the history of the Black Lesbian and Gay centre, which operated in London in the 1980s. Thirty five years ago a group of activists came together with one aim – to open a centre for the BAME LGBT community in London. Against the backdrop of 1980s politics, Thatcherism, AIDS and burgeoning gay rights, Under Your Nose celebrates those trailblazing human rights workers whose political legacy is still apparent today. 


About the film-maker

Veronica McKenzie worked in the charity sector before transitioning to film and TV.  She co-produced THE LAST SUPPER (2011) about homelessness in LA, and her documentaries FINDING HOME – about LGBTQ+ Asylum seekers & immigrants – and UNDER YOUR NOSE (2017), stem from her interest in documenting UK black history, and led to Haringey Vanguard, an oral history project, that captures the lived experiences of the UK’s black LGBTQ+ community in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Her recent film NINE NIGHTS recently won a PAFF Feature Narrative Award and is currently out on Amazon.  


Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/under-your-nose-screening-tickets-147092707247 



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