The 2016 award winning film ‘Moonlight’, directed by Barry Jenkins, portrays the childhood, adolescence and adulthood of an Afro-American queer person. During the three defining chapters of his life Chiron struggles and searches for his identity, love and how to accept himself.
Moonlight is not just a beautifully shot film, it is also addresses important issues around (sexual) identity, masculinity and racial inequality. On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we bring this masterpiece back to the big screen. After the screening, a panel together with the audience will be discussing questions addressed by the film. These questions will include how masculinity and sexual identity are formed in our racialized world and what it means to be Black and queer not just in the U.S. but also in Europe.
The speakers for this programme will be announced soon.
This event is organised by the student group ARA (Anti-Racism Awareness) from Radboud University. ARA wants to contribute to a positive environment in- and outside the university free from racism and any other form of discrimination by raising awareness for these issues.