Love & Revolution

Please select this short poetic film which was made on Gadigal land in Sydney in 2021 before the genocide in Gaza as a call for peace for women and children has now become more urgent. Please share it to voice the voiceless. Zionists claim that Palestine is not a friend to LGBTQ that is a lie proven by the video we made together.
Gather to live not wait, to love not hate. Women unite the street with strong lyrics. Hear Australia’s most awarded poet Sara Saleh, an Arab-Australian human rights lawyer, and Candy Royalle, queer priestess of poetry (RIP) with street artist @Ms Saffaa. Footage from Gaza's Great March of Return from Gaza's youngest female journalist Hind Khoudary. Director queer, gender diverse Jax North winner of Berlin International Film Festival’s top queer award The Teddy.
In true solidarity, Palestinian and Muslim women, Queer, Trans, Gender Diverse, First Nations, and Jewish women call for peace, justice, and an end to colonial violence and apartheid.
Featuring Hind Khoudary, who is still bravely reporting today in Gaza. Hind was the youngest female journalist in Gaza when we made the film.
‘We are dawn and dusk, there is no light without our dark, we are growing new worlds and new worlds are growing us’ writes Sara in vivid Arabic and English. Video artist Jax North with love-labour by people of colour and the LGBTQI community.
Winner top prize for the Multicultural Film Festival
"Your film is a true celebration of multiculturalism and the everyday stories that inspire us." Vivienne Nguyen AM, Chairperson Victorian Multicultural Commission.

‘wow, stunning film and poetry’
Anne-Marie Te Whiu, Red Room

1. Multicultural Film Festival Melbourne, Australia, Winner Top Prize, 2021
2. Best LGBT Film Female Filmmaker 2021, Colours of Love International Queer Film Festival, India

Official Selections
• SBS Television, 1 year on demand
• Queer Screen - Mardi Gras Film Festival Sydney, Australia 2020 Australian Premiere
• Curated Stories in Light, Sydney, Australia 2021, 300 shows installation light-artwork
• We are the Mainstream Sydney, Australia, International Women’s Day, 2020 First Nations, Girls of Colour, and Gender Diverse Students of Colour to celebrate and elevate their voices and visibility.
• Red Room Poetry Month Sydney, Australia, 2021

  • Jacqui North
    'Chrissy', feature documentary, Berlin International FF, Feminale, 16 GLBTQI festivals, SBS TV in Australia, Danish and American TV broadcasts.
  • Sara Saleh
  • Candy Royalle
    Candy Royalle & Freed Radicles 'Killing Us Softly'
  • Jacqui North
    Lore of Love, Chrissy, Double Trouble, My Mother India, Intersex Exposition: Full Monty, Flight Club
  • Sara Saleh
    Key Cast
  • Candy Royalle (RIP)
    Key Cast
  • Jamie James
  • Emma Paine
    Halal Gurls
  • Scott Turner
  • George Malouf aka Tonalist
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Hobb wa Thawra
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Slam poetry, citizen journalism, hybrid documentary, women of colour, intersectional feminism, queer, non-binary, First Nations, light artwork, installation, LGBTQI, Gender-Diverse
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia, Palestine, State of, United States
  • Language:
    Arabic, English
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Multicultural Film Festival
    August 26, 2021
    Winner Open Category
  • Queer Screen - Mardi Gras Film Festival
    February 23, 2020
    Australian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Curated Stories in Light
    May 19, 2021
    300 shows as an intstallation light-artwork x 5 nights
    Official Selection
  • We are the Mainstream
    March 8, 2020
    First Nations, Girls of Colour and Gender Diverse Students of Colour to celebrate and elevate their voices and visibility.
    Official Selection
  • Red Room Poetry Month
    August 13, 2021
    Official Selection
  • SBS Television

  • Colours of Love International Queer Film Festival
    Best LGBT Film Female Filmmaker 2021,
  • Dare to Struggle Film Festival
    April 23, 2022
    Honourable Mention
  • Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    April 8, 2022
    North American Premiere
  • Sydney Fringe Festival, residency, 2020
Director Biography - Jacqui North

Jacqui North is a producer of events, video and art, with transformative activations to engage diverse communities up to 1.8 million people.

Jacqui initiated and produced ‘Contact Trace’, directed and produced 'Love & Revolution' and produced the light art festival ‘Curated Stories in Light’ Warrane/Sydney’s first independent light-art show in many years. Despite a covid -outbreak, 655 shows of 3 light-artworks were made available to over 3,000 site visitors.

Creative Producer/Director Jacqui North has a 20-year strong professional history of creating stories in collaboration with diverse artists, creatives, and performers especially First Nations, GLBTQI, refugees, and disabled creatives. Her bold audio-visual works have reached diverse audiences.

In August 2021 Jacqui won the top prize for the Multicultural Film Festival "Your film is a true celebration of multiculturalism and the everyday stories that inspire us." Vivienne Nguyen AM, Chairperson Victorian Multicultural Commission.

Jacqui has organised and curated 130 bespoke and large-scale activations, cultural programs, and screenings, across 20 years, in collaboration with 30 communities including Cairns, Darwin, Wilcannia, Babinda, and Sydney working for state, local and federal government agencies.

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Director Statement

Jacqui directed and produced the award-winning light artwork and film ‘Love & Revolution’.

Made as a call to action and tribute to Candy Royalle. After Candy’s death from ovarian cancer in extensive consultation with family Jacqui commissioned writer/performer Sara Saleh, Australia’s most awarded poet in 2021, Palestinian activist, Muslim, and human rights lawyer.

From 2020-2021 Jacqui initiated, curated, and delivered Sydney’s first independent light installation in many years ‘Curated Stories in Light’. As Creative Producer, Jacqui premiered three light installations across three unique colonial Sydney sites with blak, brown, and queer stories. Jacqui initiated site agreements, did publicity. As well as producing the festival she produced two of the light artworks. Despite a Covid-outbreak in the festival window the light-artworks available over 5 nights in May 2021 to 3,000 site visitors.

“I was so inspired by my experiences during Covid, creating fully accessible spaces in the city centre for public interactions. To hear stories, meet people, and intensely connect with our complicated history."

Berlinale winner Teddy Award 2000 for 'Chrissy' feature documentary