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Your search by 'Activism' identified 35 films


  • 365 without 377

    365 without 377

    Italy , 2011 , 53 min. India’s LGBT community celebrates the first anniversary of the repeal of Statute 377, which decriminalized homosexuality, in this gorgeously photographed documentary which offers a vivid glimpse into a country on the cusp of change.... Read more
  • America’s Most Unwanted

    America’s Most Unwanted

    USA , 2012 , 21 min. Local director Shani Heckman America’s Most Unwanted reveals the lives of foster youth and exposes the homophobia in the foster care system.... Read more
  • Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992

    Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992

    Germany , 2012 , 81 min. Two things you should know about Audre Lorde: she had a deadpan sense of humor and after her cancer diagnosis, she believed being in Berlin added years onto her life. This lively documentary uses intimate home videos and rare footage to reveal a mesmerizing portrait of a feminist icon.... Read more
  • Beautiful Games

    Beautiful Games

    90 min. From Brighton to San Francisco to Sydney, this trio of short sporty docs takes a sweaty look inside the traditionally macho and homophobic worlds of soccer and rugby to see what happens when gay athletes create their own teams and leagues. ... Read more
  • Call Me Kuchu

    Call Me Kuchu

    USA , 2012 , 87 min. The first openly gay man In Uganda, activist David Kato boldly fights homophobia and a new bill that would make homosexuality punishable by death. It’s a remarkable portrait of courage, and the inspiring final testimony of a true David fighting a vociferous Goliath.... Read more
  • Children of Srikandi

    Children of Srikandi

    Germany , 2012 , 74 min. The indeterminate-gendered mythical warrior Srikandi is the inspiration and role model for this anthology of stories, comprising the first film by queer women about queer women in Indonesia.... Read more
  • Citizen Change

    Citizen Change

    USA , 2012 , 48 min. Change is constant, but incremental. Citizen Change reveals how a dedicated group of LGBT pioneers from San Francisco’s East Bay blazed the trail for marriage equality by inventing the concept of “domestic partnership” and attaining its first-ever enactment into law in the city of Berkeley, CA in 1984. These remarkable activists’ stories create a vivid portrait of ho... Read more
  • Die Standing Up

    Die Standing Up

    Mexico , 2011 , 90 min. She was still in diapers when doctors said she wouldn’t live past 20. Where most saw defeat, socialist activist Irina Layevska saw a call to action; it was now or never, and her body is her first site of revolution.... Read more
  • A Force of Nature

    A Force of Nature

    USA , 2011 , 47 min. With A Force of Nature, Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple (Harlan County USA, Shut Up and Sing) is back, inspired by the dynamic whirlwind Ellen Ratner, who heads the Washington bureau of Talk Radio News Service. A reliable voice for old school FDR liberal democrats, the out lesbian Ratner reaches beyond political boundaries to genuinely befriend conservatives, bri... Read more
  • Hear Me Now

    Hear Me Now

    USA , 2011 , 16 min. In Hear Me Now, three deaf members of the local LGBT community discuss identity, activism, and adversity.... Read more
  • In The Life

    In The Life

    83 min. This potent compilation of Black queer shorts takes us on journey of keeping it real with fine fellas looking for love, campy Foxy Brown-inspired burlesqueploitation, strong ladies seeking understanding, and fierce allies confronting “The Church.”... Read more
  • Jacob Sterling

    Jacob Sterling

    USA , 2011 , 7 min. Jacob Sterling is a musical theater composer and this is his video submission for the reality show Project Barbra.... Read more
  • Love Free or Die

    Love Free or Die

    USA , 2012 , 83 min. Macky Alston’s latest documentary deftly unwinds the riveting story of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay, partnered bishop fighting for LGBT inclusion in the Episcopal Church. Will love conquer all? And will the Church hold together?... Read more
  • Mariquita

    Mariquita

    USA , 2011 , 14 min. At his tia’s birthday party, a ten-year-old boy in an upscale Miami home takes advantage of a well-attended family gathering to make a very personal announcement in Mariquita.... Read more
  • Marriage Equality: Byron Rushing and the Fight for Fairness

    Marriage Equality: Byron Rushing and the Fight for Fairness

    USA , 2011 , 16 min. A truly inspiring doc project about same-sex marriage from an African-American perspective, the film focuses on Massachusetts State Representative and Civil Rights Movement veteran Byron Rushing, who together with a group of progressive Black clergy and activists, took the campaign for same-sex marriage into the Black community, confronting the hostility of the church and finding important straigh... Read more
  • Me @ the Zoo

    Me @ the Zoo

    USA , 2011 , 90 min. “Leave Britney alone!” words that would make Chris Crocker famous on YouTube. Behind these three simple words lies much more than a plea of empathy for a star being hounded by paparazzi. It’s a powerful cry of rage by a young gay man who fights against bullying in a platform that has changed how we can share stories.... Read more
  • Mississippi: I Am

    Mississippi: I Am

    76 min. Under the backdrop of the very Christian and traditionally homophobic southland, Mississippi: I Am examines the push from young people to bring LGBT civil rights issues to the forefront with some help from out Mississippi native, Lance Bass.... Read more
  • Mississippi: I AM

    Mississippi: I AM

    USA , 2011 , 46 min. Under the backdrop of the very Christian and traditionally homophobic southland, Mississippi: I Am examines the push from young people to bring LGBT civil rights issues to the forefront with some help from out Mississippi native, Lance Bass.... Read more
  • Nowhere to Run: Paul’s Story

    Nowhere to Run: Paul’s Story

    USA , 2011 , 4 min. Nowhere to Run: Paul’s Story from ORAM (Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration) chronicles the challenges Paul faces as he tries to escape to the United Kingdom from Jamaica after being ostracized by his neighbors for his sexual orientation.... Read more
  • Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch

    Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch

    USA , 2011 , 58 min. “Women’s rights are human rights!” Though spoken by First Lady Hilary Clinton at the 1995 Beijing World Conference on Women, this concept originated in the life and work of lesbian feminist activist, writer and teacher Charlotte Bunch. From the Civil Rights Movement and anti-Vietnam war sentiments in the ’60s to groundbreaking international activism that changed the definit... Read more
  • Positive Youth

    Positive Youth

    USA , 2012 , 44 min. Positive Youth is a documentary which follows four HIV-Positive youth (late teens to 27) in four different North American cities in Cinema vérité style.... Read more
  • Positive Youth

    Positive Youth

    57 min. Positive Youth is a documentary which follows four HIV-Positive youth (late teens to 27) in four different North American cities in Cinema vérité style.... Read more
  • The Right to Love: An American Family

    The Right to Love: An American Family

    100 min. The Leffew family fights for marriage equality in a humble, powerful way. They post home videos on YouTube to let people know that they are just like any other loving family and absolutely deserve equal protection under the law.... Read more
  • The Right to Love: An American Family

    The Right to Love: An American Family

    USA , 2012 , 88 min. The Leffew family fights for marriage equality in a humble, powerful way. They post home videos on YouTube to let people know that they are just like any other loving family and absolutely deserve equal protection under the law.... Read more
  • Simply Rob

    Simply Rob

    UK , 2011 , 15 min. Simply Rob is a portrait of New York based poet and activist Rob Vassilarakis. Rob was diagnosed in 1993 as HIV-positive. Using a mixture of HD and Super8 footage, this film follows Rob as he tells his turbulent life story through his poetry.... Read more
  • Taking a Chance on God

    Taking a Chance on God

    67 min. Pioneering gay priest, psychotherapist and teacher, Father John J. McNeill always knew he was gay and had intended to live as a celibate priest. But God had other plans and led McNeill on a more whole holy path.... Read more
  • Taking a Chance on God

    Taking a Chance on God

    USA , 2012 , 55 min. Pioneering gay priest, psychotherapist and teacher, Father John J. McNeill always knew he was gay and had intended to live as a celibate priest. But God had other plans and led McNeill on a more whole holy path.... Read more
  • Transgender Tuesdays: A Clinic In the Tenderloin

    Transgender Tuesdays: A Clinic In the Tenderloin

    USA , 2012 , 54 min. In the late ’80s, as AIDS raged, San Francisco opened the country’s first primary care clinic for transgender people, who came for the hormones and stayed for the healthcare which had long been denied them.... Read more
  • ub2

    ub2

    USA , 2011 , 5 min. How does a dating site user’s choice of words impact HIV-positive men? Ub2 debates the true meanings of terms such as “clean” or “disease-free” in the dating lexicon.... Read more
  • UNFIT: Ward vs. Ward

    UNFIT: Ward vs. Ward

    USA , 2012 , 75 min. Who’s the better parent: a convicted murderer or a lesbian? This heartbreaking documentary chronicles the Florida custody battle between devoted mother and out lesbian Mary Ward and her ex-husband, convicted murderer John Ward.... Read more
  • United in Anger: A History of ACT UP

    United in Anger: A History of ACT UP

    USA , 2012 , 93 min. This first feature-length documentary examines how through ACT UP, a small group of men and women of all races and classes, came together to change the way AIDS was represented in U.S. culture and save each other’s lives.... Read more
  • Vito

    Vito

    USA , 2011 , 93 min. We could think of no better way to begin this year’s Festival than with a film about one of the most influential people in the history of queer cinema—Vito, a moving and gorgeous documentary about Vito Russo, the inexhaustible gay activist who wrote “The Celluloid Closet” and changed LGBT cinema forever.... Read more
  • Whistlin’ Dixie: Queer Sounds, New South

    Whistlin’ Dixie: Queer Sounds, New South

    USA , 2011 , 30 min. In this foot-stompin’, guitar-strummin’ ride to the southland, amidst evangelical country radio and confederate flags you’ll find a new generation of queer activists. Rock, folk, bluegrass and country music all seem to waft in the humid air and it deeply informs their sense of community. In Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgia, Whistlin’ Dixie investigates the comple... Read more
  • Why We Ride: The Story of AIDS/LifeCycle

    Why We Ride: The Story of AIDS/LifeCycle

    USA , 2012 , 13 min. Each year, more than 2,500 participate in a bicycle ride from SF to LA in order to raise money for the fight against HIV/AIDS. This film tells the story of this emotional journey.... Read more
  • Wildness

    Wildness

    USA , 2012 , 74 min. Exploring the common urban problem of community, visibility and gentrification, Wildness is a love story between a young, idealistic transplant and the magical bar that takes him in and helps him grow up.... Read more