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Film Festival: Panel Discussion and Colour

film festival: Just an hour earlier, one queer person of colour's POC experience was repeatedly ignored by members of a panel discussion held in council's chamber, according to Vancouver Courier. The Georgia Straight came under scrutiny this week after publishing a cover with five queer identifying organizers, none of whom represented queer people of colour, according to some of the 11 panellists. Stop trying to erase queer people of colour! Anoushka Ratnarajah yells, partially at the flag threatening to push the biracial queer artistic director of Vancouver's Queer Film Festival out of the picture.article continues below Trending Stories Vancouver police warn warm weather brings out thieves Vancouver cyclist posts video of collision with carVPD cleared in incident of man on fire at McDonald's 56 million grant may make waiting for train in Coquitlam a thing of the past While there is a smile on her face, the crowd gathered for the proclamation of 2018 as Year of the Queer witnessed this sentiment become a theme throughout the celebratory event on May 23. However, one of the people on the cover was Fay Nass. After the celebration, she told the Courier that she was frustrated that no one seems interested in acknowledging what was good about the picture. I think it was just much easier for the panellists to erase me to move their own narrative forward, said Nass, an Iranian immigrant and artistic director of the Frank Theatre Company. ( As reported in the news.