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Your search by 'Discrimination' identified 19 films


  • Alex and Ali

    Alex and Ali

    USA , 2014 , 83 min. Two improbable soul mates, an American Peace Corps volunteer and a handsome Iranian in pre-revolutionary Iran, become lovers-in-secret for ten years before they are forced to separate. Thirty-five years later, despite obstacles, they reunite and attempt to rekindle their relationship.... Read more
  • Ascendance: The Angels of Change Documentary

    Ascendance: The Angels of Change Documentary

    USA , 2015 , 78 min. Filmmaker Deb Simone takes us backstage as LA trans youth prepare for a runway show and calendar launch fundraiser—these young people are also engaging in an intentional process of becoming visible, having a voice, and claiming a future as vital community members.... Read more
  • Deep Run

    Deep Run

    USA , 2015 , 75 min. Young transman Cole and his girlfriend Ashley seek spiritual refuge in a welcoming church—a daunting challenge in rural North Carolina, where conservative Christianity rules. What ultimately saves them is deep love for themselves, each other, and their God.... Read more
  • Elise

    Elise

    USA , 2014 , 12 min. This is a gorgeously shot and tremendously engaging short film about a young, black transgirl and the challenges she faces on a daily basis.... Read more
  • Game Face

    Game Face

    USA , 2015 , 95 min. This forthright and sincere doc tracks the parallel stories of the first transgender pro mixed martial arts fighter, Fallon Fox, and a gay college hoops player who is cautiously planning his coming out, as they struggle for acceptance within their sports and society.... Read more
  • Give Him Something Red

    Give Him Something Red

    USA , 2015 , 4 min. A young black artist looks at his choices and how they might impact the rest of his life.... Read more
  • Happy & Gay

    Happy & Gay

    Canada , 2014 , 11 min. Two couples go out for a rollicking night on the town in this subversive, revisionist, 1930s black-and-white cartoon musical misadventure.... Read more
  • Heft

    Heft

    USA , 2014 , 10 min. Set in the East Bay, Heft is about the daily encounters between a large queer black woman and the suitors and scoundrels who vie for her attention.... Read more
  • How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)

    How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)

    Thailand , 2015 , 80 min. As the Thai military draft approaches, an 11-year-old boy tries to keep his beloved older brother close to home and out of the service; but in this tender drama, love and luck might not be enough, as he unwittingly sets in motion events that expose the limited options facing Thailand’s working poor.... Read more
  • I Love Her

    I Love Her

    Ukraine , 2013 , 3 min. Lesbian love in Ukraine takes on charming melodic overtones as a songstress takes to the streets and sings despite the country’s stifling climate.... Read more
  • In the Hollow

    In the Hollow

    USA , 2015 , 14 min. In May 1988, girlfriends Claudia Brenner and Rebecca Wight were attacked while hiking the Appalachian Trail. This docu-narrative recounts the shooting, Wight’s death, and Brenner’s desperate survival, as she returns to the trail for the first time since the attack.... Read more
  • Laundry Mood

    Laundry Mood

    Germany , 2014 , 5 min. A homophobic soccer coach tries to force his top player to leave the team.... Read more
  • Mamis: A Family Portrait

    Mamis: A Family Portrait

    Cuba , 2013 , 19 min. In Cuba, where their access to adoption and assisted reproduction is prohibited, lesbians who want to be mothers face extra challenges as they try to realize their dreams. Exploring ideas of personal rebellion, Mamis reveals that there is often a way to get around the rules.... Read more
  • A Message for the Future: Stories from the AIDS Frontlines

    A Message for the Future: Stories from the AIDS Frontlines

    USA , 2014 , 6 min. The film is a short documentary with messages for the future generation about HIV/AIDS from the experiences of people in the early days of the epidemic to today.... Read more
  • Olya's Love

    Olya's Love

    Russia , 2014 , 67 min. Moscow-based LGBTQ activist Olya is devoted to her girlfriend, Galya. But is the struggle against Russia’s homophobia her true love? This documentary judiciously explores the intersection of the idea of “freedom” in a couple’s public and personal lives.... Read more
  • The Same Difference

    The Same Difference

    USA , 2014 , 67 min. Self-identified studs Felicia “Snoop” Pearson (The Wire), AzMarie Livingston (Empire), and many others discuss hypocrisy in terms of gender roles and performative expectations within the Stud/Aggressive community. From stud-on-stud relationships to dressing femme for pay, no topic is left untouched.... Read more
  • San Cristobal

    San Cristobal

    Chile , 2015 , 28 min. On an island off the coast of southern Chile, Lucas is paying a visit to his sister before moving abroad, when he encounters a local young fisherman, Antonio. The spark between them is unmistakable, even to suspicious locals. Charting a course through rocky waters is the challenge for this short film’s soulful lovers.... Read more
  • Under the Last Roof

    Under the Last Roof

    Mexico , 2013 , 12 min. Nine-year-old Beto lives with his overprotective abuelos. When new neighbor Stephany moves into the building, a beautiful friendship blossoms that confronts the child with his general conception of the world.... Read more
  • Victory Day

    Victory Day

    Russia , 2014 , 29 min. While most Russians celebrate the annual Victory Day by commemorating their country’s defeat of Nazi Germany decades ago, six gay and lesbian couples share their own stories of government-instituted oppression. In-home interviews reveal the domesticity and normalcy of these ardent pairs, juxtaposed with clips of homophobic Russians in power and the raucous celebrations just outside the windo... Read more