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Becoming Cherrie : a journey so worth taking

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  The Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival based in Cardiff, Wales awards the largest short film prize in the world – the prestigious £30,000 Iris Prize.  It’s enough money for filmmakers to convert their shorts into full-length features like past winners like Daniel Ribeiro ‘The Way He Looks’ and Dee Rees ‘ Pariah’. This last … Continue reading



Cherrie: Me and HIV: an activist’s heartwarming journey

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  We first became aware of Northern Ireland actor Matthew Cavan whose alter-ego Cherrie OnTop when BECOMING  CHERRIE a documentary on his life caused a sensation at the Iris Prize Festival .  As well as being a very charismatic performer, Cavan who was diagnosed HIV+  10 years ago,   is also an  outspoken activist determined to … Continue reading



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