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3 Short Films by Marlon T. Riggs
A compilation of 3 works by pioneering filmmaker Marlon Riggs addressing issues of black gay male identity and confronting HIV/AIDS. Marlon Riggs died with HIV/AIDS in 1994 and was dedicated to confronting the urgency of the AIDS epidemic in African…
3 videos
A Sinner in Mecca - Challenging Faith in the Face of Adversity
For a gay filmmaker, filming in Saudi Arabia presents two serious challenges: filming is forbidden in the country and homosexuality is punishable by death. For filmmaker Parvez Sharma, however, these were risks he had to assume as he embarked on…
All Boys - A Look at the Czech Gay Pornography Industry
A look behind the scenes of the Czech gay porn boom. Porn producer Dan Komar, and his ex-lover/star Aaron Hawke, shown what life is like on both sides of the camera.
An Island Calling - The Brutal Killing of a Prominent Gay Couple in Fiji
On July 1, 2001, John Scott and his partner Greg Scrivener were killed in their home in Suva Fiji. John, from an old European-Fiji family and educated in New Zealand, was the Director-General of the Fiji Red Cross and worked…
Brothers of the Night - Male Prostitutes in Vienna
The protagonists in BROTHERS OF THE NIGHT are young Bulgarian Roma men. Poverty and a sense of adventure has brought them to Vienna. They sell their bodies because they don't want to beg for money or peddle newspapers. Their customers…
Call Me Marianna - Portrait of a Transgender Woman
Unable to deny the intense feelings of her true gender identity any longer, middle-aged Marianna began the transition from man to woman. The risk of estrangement from her wife, children, and parents became her reality. Homeless for three winter months,…
China Dolls
China Dolls is a stylish and moving portrayal of gay Asian-Australians and their often difficult journeys to self-acceptance. Filmmaker Tony Ayres explores the relationship between race and sexuality, taking us into the unfamiliar world of "rice queens", "potato queens", "bananas"…
City of Borders
City of Borders provides an original view of the vibrant underground community at Jerusalem's only gay bar where people of opposing nationalities and religions create an unexpected island of peace in a land divided by war and hate. This powerful…
Coming Out Polish Style
"Coming Out Polish Style" offers a rare look into the lives of gays and lesbians in contemporary Poland. The film explores the issue of gay and lesbian rights in a conservative society, which is undergoing a very dynamic transformation, allowing…
Dangerous Living - Coming Out in the Developing World
This is the first documentary to deeply explore the lives of gay and lesbian people in non-western cultures. Traveling to five different continents, we hear the heartbreaking and triumphant stories of gays and lesbians from Egypt, Honduras, Kenya, Thailand and…
East/West Sex and Politics
How does one build a movement for minority rights - especially gay rights - in a country without a democratic tradition? Moscow activist Nikolai Alekseev's crusade is made all the more difficult by the forces arrayed against him, from narrow-focus…
Emergency Exit
Argentina may lead South America in terms of progressive social politics - but the gap between cultural mores and recently accorded rights to gays and lesbians is palpable. A toxic atmosphere encompassing Catholicism and machismo, the complexity of coming out…
Fifi Howls From Happiness
Mitra Farahani's lyrical documentary explores the enigma of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called "Persian Picasso," whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, Mohassess had a conflicted relationship with…
God Loves Uganda
In GOD LOVES UGANDA, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams ( Music by Prudence ) explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda's terrifying turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Thanks to…
Krudas
Krudas explores the lives and work of a Cuban lesbian couple who are hip hop singers and performers. The duo Krudas addresses issues such as women's liberation, lesbian rights, female solidarity and racism. Their work is deeply engaged with feminism…
Kumu Hina
Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Welcome to Kumu Hina's Hawai'i. During a momentous year in her…
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LGBT Rights Around the World
People around the world face violence and inequality because of who they love or who they are. In 78 countries there are laws that forbid same sex contact, often with severe punishment. These 7 short videos from Human Rights Watch…
7 videos
Little Potato - From Soviet Nightmares to American Dreams
An autobiographical short about a boy growing up gay in the Soviet Union, his mail-order-bride mom, and their adventurous escape to America. Winner of Best Documentary Short at the SXSW Film Festival . Winner of Outstanding Documentary Short Film at…
Odd People Out
Odd People Out is a documentary about the process of marginalization, repression and denial of the gay community during the first two decades of the Cuban Revolution, through the eyes and voice of Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas. A counterpoint to…
Oriented - Sexuality and Identity Across the Palestinian/Israeli Divide
An exceptional and inspirational documentary, ORIENTED follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends confronting their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv. Khader is a Tel Aviv "darling" from a prominent Muslim mafia family living with his Jewish boyfriend…