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Your search by 'Discrimination' identified 33 films


  • The Abominable Crime

    The Abominable Crime

    USA , 2013 , 66 min. A moving documentary that explores the homophobic culture of Jamaica by following a lesbian mom and a gay human rights activist, both of whom are forced to choose between homeland and survival.... Read more
  • Alaska Is a Drag

    Alaska Is a Drag

    USA , 2013 , 13 min. Leo’s dreams of being an international superstar are hard-fought working in a fish cannery in Alaska.... Read more
  • Aquaporko!

    Aquaporko!

    Australia , 2013 , 22 min. Synchronized swimming becomes a radical act of self-expression for a group of Melbourne women in this effervescent documentary that follows these graceful and audacious fat activists in the run up to their inaugural performance: an irresistible blend of body politics, self-acceptance, and athletic prowess.... Read more
  • A Ballet Dialogue

    A Ballet Dialogue

    Brazil , 2012 , 8 min. A young man in his late teens and a senior man wake up in their respective apartments—and from across the avenue on which they both live, they communicate in an unusual way.... Read more
  • Blood in the Grass

    Blood in the Grass

    USA , 2012 , 17 min. In an alternate American future, family members of murder victims are granted the right to personally execute their loved ones’ killers.... Read more
  • Born This Way

    Born This Way

    USA , 2012 , 85 min. In Cameroon, where homosexuality is punishable by up to five years in prison, there are signs of hope and change in an underground community where gays and lesbians can find a safe haven from the hostile society that surrounds them.... Read more
  • Born to Dance this Way

    Born to Dance this Way

    USA , 2012 , 12 min. JOO Si, a fierce, fabulous, and curvalicious back-up dancing diva, auditions for the opportunity of a lifetime to gyrate behind the sexy female pop singing sensation, THE 4PLAY LADIES.... Read more
  • Burning Blue

    Burning Blue

    USA , 2013 , 96 min. Filmmaker David Greer, a former Naval Aviator, infuses this tragic love story with real world details, going behind the curtain to capture the emotional fallout of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”... Read more
  • The Campaign

    The Campaign

    USA , 2013 , 72 min. This locally produced marriage equality documentary examines the struggles and harsh defeat of the hard-fought No on 8 Campaign, as well as how public attitudes towards same-sex marriage have evolved since the ’50s.... Read more
  • Chuppan Chupai

    Chuppan Chupai

    Denmark , 2013 , 68 min. Chuppan Chupai (Hide and Seek) follows the lives of four LGBT Pakistanis: activist Neeli, flighty but “famous” Kami, shy Waseem, and Jenny, a transgender woman who struggles with her transition. All live under the specter of Pakistan’s sharia laws forbidding homosexuality. Throughout the film, their lives in the urban centers of Lahore and Rawalpindi are shown to be... Read more
  • A Difference

    A Difference

    USA , 2011 , 19 min. Shot largely in San Francisco, A Difference takes a look at the intersection of FTM transsexuality and racial difference, and how sexism and racism in society impact aspects of daily life.... Read more
  • Disclosure

    Disclosure

    USA , 2012 , 22 min. Tyler realizes that it’s time to talk to his partner about his HIV status, which takes them both on an emotional journey of heartache, isolation, and discrimination.... Read more
  • Entry Denied

    Entry Denied

    USA , 2012 , 28 min. Entry Denied (executive produced by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman) follows three bi-national gay and lesbian couples struggling with the U.S.’s discriminatory immigration laws, which have no provisions for same-sex couples, due to the Defense of Marriage Act.... Read more
  • Falling in Love With Chris and Greg: “Work of Art! Reality TV Special”

    Falling in Love With Chris and Greg: “Work of Art! Reality TV Special”

    USA , 2012 , 14 min. Chris and Greg compete on a reality television show to be the Next Great Artist in the newest episode of the ongoing series Falling in Love with Chris and Greg.... Read more
  • Family Restaurant

    Family Restaurant

    USA , 2012 , 12 min. When the diner closes up for the night, the salt and pepper shakers, napkin holders, and other inanimate objects inside the restaurant come to life in this whimsical tale about what makes a family. One night, Picky, a curmudgeonly toothpick dispenser, causes a stir when he insists that two ketchup bottles and two mustard bottles can’t fall in love with each other. The next day, with the help... Read more
  • Frisk

    Frisk

    USA , 2012 , 8 min. Frisk is a story about resilience, strength, and the courage to be authentic in the face of institutionalized homophobia and harassment.... Read more
  • F to 7th: Season One

    F to 7th: Season One

    USA , 2013 , 34 min. This engaging web series follows the not-quite-butch-not-quite-femme Ingrid as she tries to adjust to a world where new conceptions of gender and sexuality have left her old-fashioned lesbianism behind. A spin-off of the web series, The Slope, F to 7TH features guest appearances by Ashlie Atkinson and Amy Sedaris. Wry humor, tight scripts, and impeccable comic timing make this Brookl... Read more
  • F to 7th: Tweener

    F to 7th: Tweener

    USA , 2013 , 4 min. F to 7th is a web-series that follows creator Ingrid Jungermann’s descent into middle-age, as she struggles to adjust to a world where gender and sexuality have left her old-fashioned lesbianism behind. A spin-off of the web-series, The Slope, this episode features a guest appearance by Ashlie Atkinson (My Best Day, Frameline36).... Read more
  • Gay Latino Los Angeles

    Gay Latino Los Angeles

    USA , 2012 , 78 min. In their inspiring journey to adulthood, three twentysomethings from Los Angeles speak to the dynamic reality of being gay and Latino in Los Angeles, supported by an Indigenous tradition that suggests the recovery of a rich, neglected history.... Read more
  • Hatch

    Hatch

    Austria , 2012 , 19 min. Two couples must each make wrenching decisions on a wintry Vienna night.... Read more
  • I've Only Just Begun

    I've Only Just Begun

    Finland , 2012 , 7 min. In response to a Russian law banning “homosexual propaganda,” director Koskimies has created an activist music video that depicts the androgynous Venuz Vulgar, a coterie of colorful queers, and their quest to fight discrimination.... Read more
  • Joan in the Rain

    Joan in the Rain

    France , 2012 , 6 min. A wonderfully hypnotic, experimental found-footage collage of Joan of Arc films made for part of a museum exhibition to commemorate Joan’s 600th birthday.... Read more
  • Lesbiana—A Parallel Revolution

    Lesbiana—A Parallel Revolution

    Canada , 2012 , 63 min. Join filmmaker Myriam Fougère’s road trip through the United States and Canada as she revisits the lesbian activists of the ’70s and ’80s who sparked a revolution to define their own culture, inspiring formative lesbian art, literature, philosophy and music.... Read more
  • Lewd & Lascivious

    Lewd & Lascivious

    USA , 2013 , 50 min. Archival footage from the 1950s and ’60s, and frank interviews bring queer San Francisco history to life amidst the backdrop of anti-war protests pre-Compton and pre-Stonewall. As the ramifications from this New Year’s 1965 Ball sparked monumental change for gay civil rights.... Read more
  • Lost Angel

    Lost Angel

    USA , 2013 , 16 min. A young Dutch tourist, stranded at the start of his US vacation, finds help from an unlikely stranger.... Read more
  • Mama Rainbow

    Mama Rainbow

    China , 2012 , 80 min. This touching documentary about being gay in contemporary China introduces us to six different mothers of LGBT children and their own version of a “coming out” tale, as they begin to recognize, acknowledge, and accept the sexualities of their sons and daughters.... Read more
  • Mr. Angel

    Mr. Angel

    USA , 2013 , 69 min. A doc-style short showing two people who transitioned to the other sex answering the same questions. Director Chase Joynt uses clever cuts to create rhythmic montages through their juxtaposition.... Read more
  • One Zero One—The Story of Cybersissy & BayBjane

    One Zero One—The Story of Cybersissy & BayBjane

    92 min. This vibrant documentary introduces the fantastical world of a dynamic duo drag performers: Antoine “Cybersissy” Timmermans, a visual-and-performance artist battling with schizophrenia, and Mourad “BayBjane” Zerhouni, “the smallest drag queen in the world.”... Read more
  • One Zero One—The Story of Cybersissy & BayBjane

    One Zero One—The Story of Cybersissy & BayBjane

    Germany , 2013 , 90 min. This vibrant documentary introduces the fantastical world of a dynamic duo drag performers: Antoine “Cybersissy” Timmermans, a visual-and-performance artist battling with schizophrenia, and Mourad “BayBjane” Zerhouni, “the smallest drag queen in the world.”... Read more
  • Open Letter

    Open Letter

    USA , 2012 , 6 min. The Internet reacts to musician Frank Ocean’s Open Letter.... Read more
  • Seraph

    Seraph

    USA , 2012 , 7 min. A boy’s childhood scars his life in this eloquent film that focuses on the complexity of religious upbringing and self-love.... Read more
  • Transpass

    Transpass

    USA , 2012 , 16 min. This short doc exposes the negative effects of the gender sticker on the Philadelphia public transportation pass.... Read more
  • Uncle and Son

    Uncle and Son

    Vietnam , 2012 , 12 min. This Vietnamese fable brought to life shows how a young boy’s naïveté threatens the precious relationship with his uncle.... Read more