A Life Beyond tells the story of six extraordinary people living with HIV. Male and female, gay and straight, from all ages, backgrounds and walks of life, they have faced the challenges of diagnosis and emerged out the other side. Created with support from the Bloomsbury Network at The Bloomsbury Clinic, Mortimer Market Centre, the film charts their journeys to acceptance as they learn to speak out, seek support, build new relationships and even raise a family. These are tales of empowerment that will challenge what you thought you knew about living with HIV.
Commissioned by Bloomsbury Network and funded by University College London Hospitals Charity.
Watch the film with english subtitles: A Life Beyond - English subtitles
Ve la película con subtítulos en castellano: A Life Beyond - Spanish subtitles
CURATING SOUNDS: Identity, belonging and latin music
With a widespread diaspora and expansive cultural flows, Latin music is embedding itself globally. Considering these recent changes, how are Latinxs in London curating their identity through music and connecting to their heritage? Curating Sounds explores these dynamics by delving into the lives of salsa musicians, reggaetón artists and Latin dancers in South London.
Commissioned by The Digital Salsoteca for Uniqlo TATE Modern.
This documentary comes from a desire to look at something controversial and well documented in this country, sex work, and to attempt to represent another side, to give a voice to those whose jobs are at stake but who have no stake in the decision processes occurring presently within the government. Laws are being made, raids are being carried out and the people it affects most are never are never heard.
A group of Sex Workers based in London came together with a common purpose, to write and perform an Opera. It is their stories, their songs, their bodies on show. This platform is important not only for them but for anyone who thinks sex work is not just black and white. It is a social issue that demands representation from all sides. ‘Nothing about us without us’ as their slogan goes.
Through this documentary, we follow three women who took part in The Sex Workers’ Opera in January 2015 at the Arcola Theatre, London. Where they’ve come from, their experiences and their views on a way of life too often demonized by the media and slandered by people who have no experience of what it actually means to work in this industry.
It is not about sex. It is about ownership of the body and how far a state can go in telling someone what they can and can’t do of their own free will.
The outrage to the current economic and political situation has resulted in strong popular reactions, collective acts of condemnation, and even violence. Against the current state of dependence of the Spanish people from global financial markets, a new tendency is emerging: to develop an independent localized economy based on small enterprise aimed at self-sustainability. The protagonists of this new tendency are offering an alternative through their own personal example, through a direct involvement, which sees itself as opposed to western society desire for delegation.
This phenomenon of urban exodus, suggests a movement back to the roots of a less financially oriented economy of sustainability which tries to address the very root of the contemporary problem, recovering lost values and loosing global values, which might have created the very impasse of the present.

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