BlackFest Independent Film

Black Fest screened First Take’s Award-Winning – Pink, Past, Present
on Liverpool’s rich Pride History supported by FACT.

First Take is an award-winning filmmaking and digital art organisation working within diverse communities creating films that tell authentic, edgy, untold stories. Recipient of Lesbian and Gay Foundation ‘Homo Hero Award’, First Take’s ‘Pink: Past and Present’ is an insightful and colourful documentary made by pioneers, groundbreakers, heroes and sheroes of the Liverpool LGBT community. The film celebrates the heritage of Liverpool’s LGBT scene.

Pink: Past and Present revisit all the people and places in Liverpool’s rich and colourful LGBT history, taking you on a journey from the late 50s to the Liverpool Pride 2010. It tackles hard-hitting political issues including Clause 28, the impact of AIDS and feminism. It is the history of LGBT Liverpool told by the LGBT community.

Sandi Hughes featured in First Take’s Pink: Past and Present led a post-film Q & A

Feedback from our audiences

“Taught me so much about my history and history of the LGBT/the city.”
“Such an amazing discussion and conversation and Sandi inspired me in many ways, love it!”

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