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Your search by 'Activism' identified 35 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
  • Angie & Jackie Final Cut

    Angie & Jackie Final Cut

    UK , 2012 , 12 min. How hard can it be to make a short film? This light-hearted documentary follows Angie and Jackie, a lesbian couple in their 50s, who try their hand at making a film for the first time. This film features the three-minute short Childs Play, the product of the process captured by this documentary.... 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
  • 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
  • But I'm a Genderqueer

    But I'm a Genderqueer

    USA , 2011 , 12 min. This playful short is the story of one person’s journey through the scary (but magical) world of gender identity, where queer-self-love triumphs over all other obstacles.... 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
  • 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
  • Families Are Forever

    Families Are Forever

    USA , 2013 , 22 min. Directed by Peabody Award-winning filmmaker, Vivian Kleiman (Always My Son, Frameline34), Families Are Forever offers a powerful glimpse into the life of a Mormon Family in a conservative California community as they journey from door-knocking in favor of Proposition 8 to acceptance of their adolescent gay son.... 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
  • G.B.F.

    G.B.F.

    USA , 2013 , 94 min. Closeted high school B.F.F.s Brent and Tanner plot to become the coveted novelty G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend) of one of the three prom queen rivals amidst a crazy web of hilarious dilemmas and mishaps.... Read more
  • It Gets Bitter

    It Gets Bitter

    USA , 2012 , 1 min. It Gets Bitter is a hilariously refreshing, albeit cynical, take on Dan Savage’s online video campaign by the Codependent Lesbian Team.... 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
  • JOY! Portrait of a Nun

    JOY! Portrait of a Nun

    Canada , 2012 , 52 min. Sisters are doing it for themselves in this intimate portrait of Missionary P. Delight and her fellow members of the Order of Perpetual Indulgence as they look back on decades of faerie-fabulous radicalism and whip out their wimples for colorful celebration.... 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
  • 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
  • Mark Bunyan: Very Nearly Almost Famous

    Mark Bunyan: Very Nearly Almost Famous

    UK , 2012 , 16 min. The life of the co-founder of the Pink Singers and a driving force behind Gay’s The Word bookshop, Mark Bunyan (who spent the ’70s and ’80s performing his original songs alongside Sandie Shaw, Billy Connolly, and Tom Robinson), is explored in this film.... Read more
  • Mia

    Mia

    Argentina , 2010 , 105 min. Ale, a transwoman living in a shanty-town, becomes a surrogate mother for a grieving girl. Without sugarcoating Ale’s life, the film portrays her indomitable spirit in this poignant meditation on family, home and loss.... 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
  • The New Black

    The New Black

    USA , 2013 , 80 min. The New Black is a refreshing and much-needed inside look at African American activists, citizens and clergy seeking to change attitudes toward LGBT rights within their communities and churches.... Read more
  • Nothing

    Nothing

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. Nothing is an homage to non-gender specific pronouns in English.... Read more
  • Now We Can Dance: The Story of the Hayward Gay Prom

    Now We Can Dance: The Story of the Hayward Gay Prom

    USA , 2012 , 33 min. Produced by a team of teen filmmakers, Hayward Public Library staff, and professional advisors, this film highlights the controversy surrounding the creation of Lambda Gay Prom in Hayward, California, in 1995 and the effects of the prom’s continuing existence on queer youth and the community.... Read more
  • Out Here: A Queer Farmer Film Project

    Out Here: A Queer Farmer Film Project

    USA , 2013 , 72 min. Queer people are sprouting up in rural and urban farms, part of the new crop of American farmers. With sustainable agriculture and a queer activist sensibility, they are healing the land, cultivating diversity in their communities, and improving food access.... Read more
  • The Out List

    The Out List

    USA , 2013 , 60 min. Through intimate and incredibly well crafted, emotionally moving interviews, The Out List is a gorgeously produced HBO documentary which showcases the voices of influential and iconic, out and proud LGBT Americans.... Read more
  • Queen of the Desert

    Queen of the Desert

    Australia , 2012 , 28 min. With her pink hair extensions, painted-on eyebrows, glitter stockings, and Superman hotpants, Starlady is a unique hairstylist, working in some of Australia’s most remote places. This film follows her to Areyonga, an indigenous community in Central Australia, as she single-handedly brings some glamour to the youth of the outback.... Read more
  • Riot Ghoul

    Riot Ghoul

    USA , 2012 , 15 min. Lisa is bored with Brad, her jerk boyfriend, when she meets Valerie, a mysterious grrrl outside a punk show. Lisa becomes enamored with Valerie but soon discovers a shocking truth about her past, learning sisterhood is far from dead.... Read more
  • The Secret Disco Revolution

    The Secret Disco Revolution

    Canada , 2012 , 90 min. A trio of superheroes plot the eradication of racism, sexism and homophobia by launching a cultural revolution under the guise of disco music in this vibrant and rollicking doc/narrative about the history of the era.... Read more
  • Seventh-Gay Adventists

    Seventh-Gay Adventists

    USA , 2012 , 105 min. Sherri, Marcos, and David are LGBT people of faith deeply rooted in the Seventh-day Adventist church. Some are survivors of ex-gay therapy, they embrace their authentic selves, reconnect with the church, and inspire their communities to further embody love and compassion.... 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
  • Valentine Road

    Valentine Road

    USA , 2012 , 88 min. This extraordinary centerpiece documentary of Frameline37 about the 2008 murder of 15-year-old Larry King will both break your heart and fire you up into action. It brilliantly focuses on how bigotry and prejudice are community-wide problems, rather than only the acts of individuals.... Read more
  • What's the T?

    What's the T?

    89 min. What's the T? is asked in this candid, brave, and often humorous documentary which examines the intersecting lives of these five dynamic transwomen as they discuss passing, living stealth, getting clocked, and building sisterhood and community.... Read more
  • What's the T?

    What's the T?

    USA , 2012 , 70 min. What’s the T? is asked in this candid, brave, and often humorous documentary which examines the intersecting lives of these five dynamic transwomen as they discuss passing, living stealth, getting clocked, and building sisterhood and community.... Read more
  • Who Is Pauline Park?

    Who Is Pauline Park?

    USA , 2012 , 12 min. Pauline Park is a Korean-American adoptee, a transgendered woman, and a human rights activist. Yearning to belong, she has been tracing the genealogical roots of her adoptive parents, helping her, and us as well, better understand how our identities can both define and betray us at the same time.... Read more