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Black Queer Studies Collection


Films in the Collection

The Black Queer Studies Collection includes a number of independent films that had limited release, including many foreign films. Some films are on physical formats, such as DVDs and VHSs. You can request these films through the library catalog. We also have access to many films through streaming services (linked below). 

You can browse the films in the Black Queer Studies Collection by: 

  1. Search the Library Catalog.
  2. Using the quotation marks, enter:
    "Black Queer Studies Collection"
  3. Look to the left margin, and click on "Resource Type". Then select "Videos". 
  4. You can also limit your search by location to "Fine Arts Library". This will include VHS tapes in with the DVDs, along with any books in the collection that are housed at the FAL.

Streaming Video

Discover more film beyond the BQSC through UT Libraries resources through our streaming services. Like other commercial streaming services (Netflix), the content changes frequently. Browse by subject to discover documentaries, movies, tv series, and art films made by and about black queer folks.

Films from the Collection

Movie poster of Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100. Poster includes black and white photo of Ruth Ellis squatting and leaning up against a car.

Living with pride [videorecording] : Ruth Ellis @ 100 / Our Film Works presents ; written, directed, and produced by Yvonne Welbon.

Film poster for the movie Karmen Gei and has a picture of a woman dancing in front of a crowd with their arms in the air. Quote on the poster says, "...One of the most beautiful presentations of the Carmen myth reconstructed with a new setting, contemporary Senegal. - Le Figaro"

Karmen Geï [videorecording]  scénario, Joseph Gaï Ramaka ; producteur, Richard Sadler ; réalisation, Joseph Gaï Ramaka.


Rafiki = Friend / A Big World Cinema/AfroBubbleGum production; a Wanuri Kahiu film; director, Wanuri Kahiu ; producer, Steven Markovitz ; writers Jenna Bass, Wanuri Kahiu.

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