As Rome was not built in a day I still am busy developing sections of my film proposal. Luckily the training provided through DYCP grant has taught me that film projects when done properly take quite some time to come together. I recently also got involved with another action group, not only as research but out of personal conviction. BCDASC, Bristol Defend Asylum Seekers Campaign, have been around for over 20 years which just shows that the current developments in politics are not new but actually progressive.  However, the urgency is the same. If we don't stand up to speak out we allow inhumane things to happen in our name. As an artist I will do my best to help out with my visual and networking expertise. Next to this, I was asked to take on the handling of social media for the fabulous Diverse Arts Network. An absolute honor to be involved with this rapidly developing artist-led organisation. Alongside these engagements I have managed to finish more short films. One with Edson Burton as part of 'Why it Matters to Speak Out'. It was done under challenging circumstances hence not the greates quality. But maybe Edson will be up for doing another one with me. I also did something completely new that is an experimental music doc film titled: Shirley Pegna: Earth Din'. Found this really intriguing, for me a real novel territory. Below the links to both films:

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https://vimeo.com/722614358

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https://vimeo.com/713274848