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Folkestone Documentary Festival: Raising Films Masterclass with So Mayer

Folkestone Documentary Festival: FREE Raising Films Masterclass with So Mayer

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Since 2015, grassroots organisation Raising Films has been a campaign and community for parents and carers working in UK film and television, asking: who gets to do that work? why? and what does that work look like, or what could it look like, when you also have caring responsibilities?

Drawing on examples from award-winning productions, sharing solutions and struggles from their in-depth research, and highlighting the amazing organisations they’ve met along the way, this masterclass with So Mayer offers the hope that we can all raise films, together

By collecting and sharing stories from our community and our international partners in Australia and Ireland, Raising Films has learned a lot about what the media and arts industries are doing to care, where they’re doing things well, and what their community knows they could do better!

About So Mayer
So Mayer is a writer, bookseller, organiser and film curator, currently based in London, UK. They write poetry, fiction, essays on film and culture, and creative non-fiction, often at the same time and in a single piece. They can be found selling books at Burley Fisher Books (Best Independent Bookstore, London, 2020 and 2021), hosting events in cinemas with queer feminist film curation collective Club Des Femmes, and writing online at Disturbing Words. With their collaborators, they have co-hosted the podcasts Hell is For Hyphenates and Burley Fisher’s Isolation Station, and programmed film and literature events including BFDay21, and Revolt, She Said: Women and Film After ’68. So is on the board of LUX, and co-chair, with Preti Taneja, of English PEN‘s Translation Advocacy Group.

So is the author, most recently, of A Nazi Word for a Nazi Thing, a book-length essay on queer films, bodies and fascism for Peninsula Press, and of the poetry chapbook for Litmus Publishing. Previous publications include (O) (Arc, 2015), Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema (IB Tauris, 2015), and The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Politics of Love (Wallflower, 2009). Recent collaborative projects include: The Film We Can’t See, a six-part BBC Sounds podcast about queer films, bodies and censorship; co-editing, with Adam Zmith, Unreal Sex, a queer SFFH erotica anthology for Cipher Press; and co-editing, with Corinn Columpar, Mothers of Invention: Film, Media and Caregiving Labor.

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