Beyond Labels

Director: Jaime Sylla
Lottery Funded/GMFA

Feature Documentary

‘Beyond Labels’ is directed by Jaime Sylla, project manager for GMFA’s Big Up project, which receives Big Lottery funding to create sexual health interventions for Black gay men in London. Big Up works with volunteers, most of whom are Black gay men, to help develop its projects. These volunteers helped conceive and develop many of the themes explored in ‘Beyond Labels’. The film offers inspiringly diverse voices who share their alternatives to the invisibility of stigmatisation which many have experienced within their own communities and families. This world premiere screening at the LLGFF will be followed by a discussion with the director and some of the film’s participants, as well as representatives from Big Up.