BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: This quarantine period, get rid of the boredom by watching some good meaningful films within the comforts of your room. British Council brings the sixth edition of Five Films for Freedom, the world’s widest-reaching LGBTQ+ digital campaign. Five Films For Freedom is a global, online short film programme in support of LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer) rights.
The project, a partnership between the British Council and BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival, will see five short films from the BFI Flare programme made available to Indian and global audiences through the British Council’s global digital platforms. And don’t you worry, it’s absolutely free of charge.
This year’s short films look at an intersection of LGBTIQ+ perspectives to explore love and acceptance created by stalwarts of the film industry of the UK, Brazil, Norway and Ireland.
Apart from watching the films, the movie buffs can participate in the live session on March 29 from 6- 7 pm on British Council Facebook page themed ‘Voices from the Margins – Building Resilient LGBTQIA+ Communities in India that will reflect on some of the films thematics – self-expression, homophobia in rural communities/ Indian society at large, coming out as a teenager and finding love later in life and connecting this with the existing situation of LGBTQIA+ rights in India and what could be the way forward.
FILMS TO WATCH
• AFTER THAT PARTY (BRAZIL)
Directed by Caio Scot
• PXSSY PALACE (UK)
Directed by Laura Kirwan-Ashman
• SOMETHING IN THE CLOSET (UK)
Directed by Nosa Eke
• WHEN PRIDE CAME TO TOWN (NORWAY)
Directed by Julia Dahr and Julie Lunde Lillesæte
• 134 (IRELAND)
Directed by Sarah-Jane Drummey