Bradley (“Brad” Valentine Siwela)

Film Student @ USW

Pronouns: he/him
Favourite film: The Last Blackman in San Francisco
First LGBTQ+ film/one that had a big impact on you: Pose
Where you are from originally and where you are living now: was born and raised in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. I live in Cardiff now.
Languages spoken: English, Ndebele and Shona
Favourite restaurant/type of food: Pho
Three short descriptions of you: Producer, Assistant Camera and great listener.

For me, coming out was an excitingly scary experience in which I’ve had a many peers and mentors who’ve helped me develop and grow as an individual, culminating in being a part of the IRIS Prize 2022. Being a part of the Pink Portraits revisited has been the top of one mountain and the bottom of one where I become a voice to my younger self, and hopefully inspire the next person to be unapologetically authentic to who they are.

Pink Portraits Revisited is produced by the Iris Prize and supported by Cardiff University, University of South Wales and Ffotogallery.