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Videos

Video library 

Below you’ll find a selection of our videos providing you with helpful resources, information and support.  All videos are organised by our various programme areas. If you cannot find a video that you are looking for please email talktome@positiveeast.org.uk

Featured video

Talking Together: HIV Voices

Over 3 months, in partnership with HIV Voices we held a series of creative writing a workshops to develop five spoken word pieces with the aim to celebrate U=U, raise awareness of PrEP and tackle HIV stigma.  These five short spoken word pieces were then filmed and screened across east London, including festivals, workshops, training sessions and celebration events. 

Our Staying in Together programme was developed to keep us all active and engaged during the first COVID-19 lockdown.  The regular Staying in Together workshops and classes and activities include both informative sessions, e.g. food and mood, but also social gatherings such as talent shows and quizzes.

For more information on Staying in Together and Stride, please email talktome@positiveeast.org.uk

Connect for Health

Recorded on 18th November 2020

It has been scientifically proven that connecting with others increases happiness and well-being. This workshop – led by Resty Mulemwa – explores the importance of having positive and supportive connections with others and how connecting with others can improve your mental health and general well-being.

If you have any questions about this event or our Stride workshops in general, please contact Greg at greg.leonard@positiveeast.org.uk

Life, Stress, COVID & Me

Recorded on 4th November 2020

Andre Smith – Counselling Coordinator at Positive East – leads a workshop to help us recognise, understand and manage stress, as well as demonstrating techniques and exercises that we can use to lower stress levels with immediate effect.

If you have any questions about this event or our Stride workshops in general, please contact Greg at greg.leonard@positiveeast.org.uk

COVID-19 & HIV Update
With Simon Collins from HIV i-Base

Recorded on 21st October 2020

Simon Collins from HIV i-Base gives an important update on the latest research around COVID-19 and HIV.

All information in this video is accurate up to 21st October 2020. If you have any questions about this event or our Stride workshops in general, please contact Greg at greg.leonard@positiveeast.org.uk

Food and Mood
With Luke White from The Food Chain

Recorded on 23rd September 2020

Luke White from The Food Chain delivers an informative workshop on how food and diet can affect not only your physical health, but your mood and overall wellbeing.

If you have any questions about this event or our online workshops please contact Greg at greg.leonard@positiveeast.org.uk

Ethnicity, COVID and HIV: The impact of COVID-19 on people living with HIV
With Dr Vanessa Apea

Recorded on 20th August 2020

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people are more susceptible to COVID-19 than other social groups and there’s a lot of confusing information out there. So we asked Dr Vanessa Apea of St Bart’s Hospital to give us the facts around why this is the case and what people can do to stay healthy and protect themselves during the pandemic.

If you have any questions about this event or our online workshops please contact Greg at greg.leonard@positiveeast.org.uk

Special Guest: Matthew Todd 

Recorded on 12th August 2020

It was a pleasure to host Matthew Todd – writer of Straight Jacket and prominent LGBT activist – speaking very honestly about his life, his work and his personal values.

If you have any questions about this event or our Stride workshops in general, please contact Greg at greg.leonard@positiveeast.org.uk

HIV Voices is a theatre, storytelling and spoken word organisation that Positive East has worked in collaboration with since 2014.  In 2019, we worked together to develop five spoken word pieces to tackle HIV stigma and raise awareness around PrEP and U=U. 

For more information about HIV Voices please visit their website

Happy

Made in partnership with HIV Voices.
Directed, produced and edited by Anna de Guia-Eriksson.

 

 

Stigma

Made in partnership with HIV Voices.
Directed, produced and edited by Anna de Guia-Eriksson.

 

 

I am Bold and Beautiful

Made in partnership with HIV Voices.
Directed, produced and edited by Anna de Guia-Eriksson.

 

 

Educate Yourself

Made in partnership with HIV Voices.
Directed, produced and edited by Anna de Guia-Eriksson.

 

 

I Am Here

Made in partnership with HIV Voices.
Directed, produced and edited by Anna de Guia-Eriksson.

 

 

Our regular online LGBT+ Film Nights on Facebook Live – featuring a new film/documentary every month with a discussion between our host(s) and special guests.

For more information on our regular TECHNICOLOR events, please email Massimo at technicolor@positiveeast.org.uk

Episode Seven: Disclosure

Recorded on 31st October 2020

For this event, we watched the new documentary ‘Disclosure’. Gloria Odongo – the fabulous host of Positive East’s Bee Live sessions – led a Q&A discussion about the issues faced by Trans and Non-Binary people of colour as well as discussing visibility in the media, both in the UK and US.

Gloria was joined by:
– Rico Jacob Chace (He/Him) – Director at TransActual UK, Producer of Against Racism Radio Show. Rico is a producer and videographer in London and is a very vocal activist, fighting avidly for the rights of LGBTQIA+ people and Black people.
– Jailen Chapple (They/Them) – Recent graduate of Florida State University (FSU) where they completed a Social Work degree, with a honors thesis focusing on “LGBT youth experiencing Homelessness”. Jailen also studied in London, interning at Positive East. Their interests include: LGBT rights, disability rights, and health equity.

Episode Six: Pride and Protest

Recorded on 12th October 2020

For this event, to promote and support National Hate Crime Awareness Week (10th-17th Oct), we watched the new documentary ‘Pride and Protest’ that premiered at this year’s BFI Flare festival. The documentary sheds light on many issues faced by Britain’s LGBTQI+ black and people of colour communities, following several activists during their day-to-day lives as they fight to hold on to their pride in a racist and homophobic society.

We hosted a Q&A session and were joined by special guests:
– Blaise Singh – Director of ‘Pride and Protest’, founder of Make A Difference Entertainment and project manager and producer for Rainbow Films
– Ferhan Khan – LGBTQIA+ activist specialising in Queer Muslim and non-binary visibility and tackling racial and gender inequality and also climate change and environmental activist
– Vaneet Mehta – Volunteer for Rainbow Films and Middlesex Pride and co-founder of The AmBIssadors, a bisexual YouTube channel, and widely published writer for LGBTQ+ issues (GMFA publications, METRO UK, Unicorn Magazine and The Bi-ble Volume 2, a bisexual anthology)

Episode Five: Paris is Burning

Recorded on 14th September 2020

For this event we watched the seminal documentary ‘Paris Is Burning’ to acknowledge the history and social significance of Ballroom Culture. Afterwards, we held a discussion about the film with our fabulous guest D’relle, known as European Father D’relle West and also as the pioneer of Ballroom in The United Kingdom.

Episode Four: Raffiki

Recorded on 10th August 2020

For this event, to celebrate the starting of Pride Afrique 2020, we watched the Kenyan film Raffiki and were joined for a Q&A session by:
– Dr. Felicia Bamgbose from Barts Health NHS Trust
– Christana, Editor-in-chief of AZ Magazine
– Aisha Shaibu, Volunteer Manager at UK Black Pride
– Sebbie Mudhai, founder of YAP (You Are Power) Collective and facilitator for Diversity Role Models

Episode Three: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Recorded on 13th July 2020

For this event, we watched ‘The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson’ as we remembered and acknowledged the Stonewall riots and the importance that Trans and Queer People of Colour had in them. We were joined for a Q&A session by activists Cavyn Mitchell and Marc Thompson.

Episode Two: Weekend

Recorded on 8th June 2020

For this event we watched ‘Weekend’, a film about a one-night stand that becomes something more – an unconventional love story between two young men trying to make sense of their lives. We were joined by our guest speaker Tom Witney for a Q&A session as he talked about gay relationships and HIV.

Episode One: God’s Own Country

Recorded on 11th May 2020

For this event – the first edition of TECHNICOLOR Online – we watched ‘God’s Own Country’, a film about a Romanian seasonal worker in Yorkshire, and his relationship with a young British farmer and held a Q&A session with our speaker Ricky Krokos, who shared his experiences as an LGBT+ person who moved from Eastern Europe to the UK.

A collection of presentations, panels and resources on-hand to help you understand HIV and manage risks.

Mama Says

Created in 2018, our video ‘Mama Says’ was designed to promote awareness of and access to PrEP for African communities.

 

 

‘HIV Knowledge & Islam’ Resource Launch

Recorded on 26th September 2020

Our special digital event, launching ‘HIV Knowledge & Islam’ – a brand-new resource designed to promote HIV awareness within Muslim communities.

Thank you so much to Badru Male for hosting the session and to our panelists: Sheikh Suleiman Kibuka, Aisha Nabunya, Baker Kiyingi, Husseina Hamza, Khaiser Khan and our Director Mark Santos.

30 Years of Living with HIV

An oral history project from Positive East and Eastside Community Heritage, looking at the impact of the HIV prevention campaign of the 1980s by all those involved, including those who were not expected to survive.

During the project, 20 people were interviewed and their testimonies were used to inform the creation of an exhibition and documentary film.