BLACKTRANSEVERYTHING Film Festival - Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan

Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan
Seyi Adebanjo, 2015, 12 min

#BLACKTRANSEVERYTHING was organized for this weekend in August to honor Islan Nettles, who was attacked and killed August 17th in Harlem across from a police precinct in 2013. Islan was a 23 year old black trans women whose murder stirred NYC community and black trans leadership.The site of her attack is 20 blocks away from where we’re holding this festival, and the violence that black trans people face daily continues to be a real threat everyday. Murders of black trans women in NYC like Amanda Milan in 2002 and the continued violence against black trans bodies like our sister India Clarke who was recently killed in Florida are only part of the struggle. We’ll be screening Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles, a multimedia photography piece by Seyi Adebanjo and a powerful and intensely moving document of a community vigil for Islan Nettles.

Following the screening there will be a vigil and speak out about the violence on black trans bodies.