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COMMISSIONED ARTICLE: We would like to invite a written response to THE BLUE INMATES. DEADLINE FOR P

Updated: May 10, 2023

We’re on the hunt for a UK based, female or non-binary critic/curator/creative to join us at the UK premiere of The Blue Inmates dir. Zeina Daccache on 19 October, and produce a written response to the documentary, digging into its themes of prison reform, drama therapy and de-stigmatising mental health. 

UK PREMIERE 19 October

The Blue Inmates by Zeina Daccache (Lebanon, 2021) Barbican, London – 19 October, 6:20 PM

If you can’t make the screening, we are able to offer you a screening link

Please see our EVENTS page for more information about THE BLUE INMATES

Your article will be a reflexive and creative response to the film, that will take the form of an opinion piece incorporating a short review.

This is a paid opportunity. The fee for the article is £150

To apply, please email a short proposal to by Monday 17 October, 18:00

Proposal (max 1 A4 page – attached as a PDF – not in the body of the email) including what you would like to do, how it engages with the brief, examples of past writing (links preferred) together with the lived experience (if any) you bring to your work, how you intend to create and deliver your idea along with a link to your portfolio/cv, website and social media handles.

Engaging creative and representative individuals is a vital part of the RECLAIM THE FRAME project. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds, including under-represented groups.

We don’t want to sanctify the work, but need to be mindful we are supporting The Blue Inmates as part of our Reclaim The Frame x International project.

Content note:  The Blue Inmates depicts the poor treatment of prisoners in Lebanon with mental health conditions. The prisoners live in a deprived environment without adequate support and health care. Some language used in the film to describe ill mental health is reflective of attitudes in Lebanese law and the country’s penal system. This language and content may be upsetting and offensive to some viewers.


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