Byline: Kelebogile Masemola
12 March 2022
On 12 March 2022, Kasi 2 Kasi QUEER cinema held a film screening in Falala Hall, Soshanguve.
Two films/documentaries were showcased, ‘LIT’ (Lesbian Intersex and Transgender) which highlights and brings awareness about Intersex and Transgender issues and also showcased ‘I Am Someone’ that deals with homophobia in other countries.
Kasi 2 Kasi queer film festival are the only queer film festival that travels around the country and visit rural and peri urban areas.
The film festival encourages conversations with the parents, friends, family and allies of the community about the LGBTQIA+ community.
According to Sebitswe Mogale who is the film and festival director of Kasi 2 Kasi Queer Cinema’s aim is to bring visibility around queer content and narrative and also to talk about the LGBTQIA+ community.
“The festival is not only for the queer community, we encourage and urge to bring the parents, friends, relatives and allies of the community because there’s no point of having conversations on our own as a queer community however we want to bring the community and the stakeholders,” Mr Mogale said.
The festival was established in 2018 after we saw a gap of queer narrative was not visible enough especially to the black communities.
We have gained support from different queer organizations and stakeholders and we are still trying to engage more so that the brand can grow bigger and we can reach more people.
“We have been partnering with National Film and Video Foundation, Gauteng Film Commission, we’ve also started a partnership this year with film and publication board and also access chapter 2 (a human rights organization based in Pretoria that advocates for the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as women and girls in all their diversities) and we’re are also grateful to get sponsorship from the Department of Arts and Culture,” he said.