Dare Arts Society have launched a new series of Docu-Shorts exploring a range of topics viewed from the perspective of London’s Urban LGBTQ Community.
Produced by Nicki Dawes and Kai Gama, Perspectives is a short film series that provides an insight into the thoughts and experiences of some of the key personalities within London’s LGBTQ community as they discuss matters close to their heart. The new series forms part of the Real Queers of London season of programming which details the colourful experiences of young and ambitious Londoners who live and work in the capital and who identify with the term ‘Queer’. The programming is to be presented on the Real Queers of London YouTube channel and also includes a panel chat show currently in pre-production.
The first episode of Perspectives was launched in April and features TV presenter and actress Sade Giliberti who shares her very personal experience battling with depression. The 5 minute episode is sobering in places, as Sade describes the depths to which she plunged during her darkest moments, but ultimately Sade is a survivor and she charts how she managed her condition.
Sade is a well known face on London’s LGBTQ scene, primarily for hosting at club nights across the capital and is equally popular in her native South Africa where she is known as one of TV’s most loved personalities having grown up in front of millions with countless appearances on the nation’s most popular shows from the age of 7.
Before moving to London to pursue a film project, Sade became a global ambassador for Mental Health charity -The South African Anxiety and Depression Group.
Series producer – Nicki Dawes states that the aim of ‘Perspectives’ is to “Provide empowerment for those who may feel disenfranchised by their queerness, by sharing the stories of those people who have been through it, and come out stronger.”
The most powerful episode of Perspectives features Nigeria’s first openly gay pastor, Reverend Jide Macaulay who shares his perspective on reconciling sexuality and spirituality.