In a series of broad but connected encounters, we are taken through sex, erotica and lust in the Queer London community. We navigate the modern dating scene through the eyes of sex workers,  the young, the elderly and the disenfranchised, anchored by a soundtrack of real life conversions about sex, pleasure and stigma.

Encounters interrogates our perception of sex and pleasure, whilst also delving into the world of the HIV+ community and the Black Diaspora. The film is an uncensored, sensual look at Queer pleasure, and how this pleasure still seems to challenge us in its most honest form.

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Written & Directed by Topher Campbell

Produced by Megan Stewart

Partners: VisualAIDS

ENCOUNTERS premieres on World AIDS Day 2021 in NYC 

"Encounters is an opportunity to explore sex, intimacy and joy-finding: showing the Black (queer) body and the Black (queer) person as more than subject to “social death” - Josh Rivers, BusyBeingBlack

"...a narrative of intersecting anecdotes about Black people navigating sex and sexual health, using the ubiquitous swipe of dating apps as a formal device to traverse the African diaspora in London" - VisualAIDS NYC