About the MASSIMADI Festival
Every February since 2009, as part of Black History Month, Massimadi presents films, documentaries, and web-series on LGBTQ+ themes that highlight members of Black communities.
Massimadi is a space where artists and activists address issues affecting Black communities in round tables and public discussions.
The festival is also a platform to introduce local artistic talent and share Afro LGBTQ+ culture through the arts.
About the MASSIMADI Foundation
The Massimadi Foundation’s mission is to promote the arts and culture of Black LGBTQ+ communities as a vector for social change in the fight against homophobia and transphobia, and as a means of integration for Afro LGBTQ+ individuals.
Our three-part mission:
- Promote Afro LGBTQ+ culture and art;
- Prevent and fight against discrimination towards LGBTQ+ individuals in Black communities;
- Highlight and encourage the creativity of LGBTQ+ artists from Black communities.
The 14th edition of the Massimadi LGBTQ+ Afro is provided to you by the Massimadi Foundation
Laurent Maurice Lafontant, Coordination
Gio Olmos, Production coordinator & programming assistant
Soyane Diallo, Partnerships
Sènan Elisha, Communications
Gregorio Pablo Rodríguez-Arbolay