Langa Pride is an expostion in image and video, highlighting the Queer scene in Langa, Cape town. The work will be exhibited during ADE Lab at kanaal40, and the creators of the work will eleborate on the creative collaboration and inspiration from the Langa Queer Community during their talk on Wednesday - 17:00 "Creativity as an Instrument for Inclusivity: Langa Pride".
Earlier this year, Alex Revers (director) and Vivian (photographer) were put on a path that introduced us to a beautiful, powerful, and brave community of young Queers in Langa, Cape Town. After being silenced for decades, the LGBTQIA+ community decided they had been hiding for long enough. They deserve to be out and proud, from silent to loud—and to educate their community about the existence of queerness. It resulted in the first-ever Langa Pride on March 8th, 2023. A group of strangers quickly turned into a welcoming community, and we were part of this intimate journey, using our skills as storytellers to let their stories inspire others to feel safe and free.
The movement is focused on education about the reality of how it is to be Queer in the environment of a South African township. School presentations, (this) film screenings, and inspirational posters from the Queer community aim to open everybody’s eyes to work towards a safer place for the community. Soon, we will start the preparations for a safe Pride celebration in March 2024, during South African Pride month.
The Langa Pride exposition is made possible by Samsung and Eyeforce Amsterdam.