My most memorable community cinema experience was probably watching Dispossession at Yellow Wednesdays, which used to take place at Impact Hub Birmingham and was run by Paul Stringer.
I just remember feeling galvanised by the film, but also realising I was in a room filled with people that felt the same way. That was a special feeling.

Rico Johnson-Sinclair is an advocate of inclusion and diversity in the creative arts industry.

Having worked for organisations in the third sector, as well as in the film industry, Rico has a wealth of experience in producing events, marketing and campaigning and working with communities, especially those that are underrepresented.

Director of CineQ – a queer film festival operating in the Midlands and focusing on films from, or about QTIPOC (Queer Trans and Intersex People of Colour), and Festival Manager of SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture.