History on Thursdays: Massimadi – a queer and black film festival

From 16.05.24 > 16.05.24

Massimadi – a queer and black film festival: the history of LGBTQIA+ associations in Brussels

Delve into the history of queer film festivals in Brussels!

On 16 May at 6.30 p.m., join us at the museum for a fascinating lecture on the development of LGBTQIA+ culture in the Belgian capital. Find out how Brussels has been at the forefront of this movement, from the 1970s to the present day.

Jonatan Agra, historian and gender studies’ expert, unveils a fresh perspective on the Massimadi festival, the festival of LGBT films from Africa and its diasporas, and its impact in a post-colonial context. From raising visibility to fighting for inclusion, explore the successes and challenges experienced by this community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into the cinematic and social history of Brussels.

Practical details

• Thursday 16.05.24 at 6.30 p.m.
• Length: 1 hour
• Lecture in French
• On the occasion of Brussels Pride
• Admission: free
• The lecture will be held on the first floor of the Brussels City Museum. The room is accessible by stairs only
• Reservation required via our booking platform
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