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As people around the world chant, “Black Lives Matter,” BLACK AS U R asks why voices raised against racial injustice often don’t speak up when victims are also queer.

Reflecting on his own upbringing as a gay Black man from the Southern United States, director Micheal Rice brings together a diverse collection of Black LGBTIQ+ voices to share their experiences at the intersection of racial injustice and queerness. This essential, eye-opening documentary explores the prevalence of homophobia and transphobia within Black communities, whilst broaching a vital discussion around their increased marginalisation within LGBTIQ+ spaces.

Content warning: contains depictions of graphic transphobic, homophobic and racial violence; discussion of suicide and sexual violence; and scenes that may be distressing

Sydney Premiere

  • Out in the Silence Award, Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival 2022
  • Best Feature Film, Columbus Black International Film Festival 2022

“It’s a powerful piece of filmmaking that centers on the pain and beauty of Black queer life, allowing those who know firsthand the complexity of their intersectionality to tell their stories.”

The Advocate

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