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Your search by 'Religion / Spirituality' identified 16 films


  • Al Nisa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta’s Gay Mecca

    Al Nisa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta’s Gay Mecca

    65 min. Eight Black Muslim lesbians speak out against crippling isolation arising from religious and community homophobia. The women are thrilled to discover each other in the making of this film and create a growing radical community bridging faith and queer identity.... Read more
  • Al Nisa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta’s Gay Mecca

    Al Nisa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta’s Gay Mecca

    USA , 2013 , 57 min. Eight Black Muslim lesbians speak out against crippling isolation arising from religious and community homophobia. The women are thrilled to discover each other in the making of this film and create a growing radical community bridging faith and queer identity.... Read more
  • An Exchange

    An Exchange

    USA , 2013 , 13 min. In this deceptively simple dramatic scene, a conservative family man finds comfort in a hotel room massage, while the masseur (and the audience) find out something rather less comforting.... Read more
  • Blackbird

    Blackbird

    USA , 2014 , 99 min. A high school choirboy searches to save his soul against a backdrop of religion, Southern values, and African-American culture in the new film from the creative team behind Noah’s Arc and Punks (Frameline24).... Read more
  • Brute

    Brute

    USA , 2013 , 5 min. This lesbian retelling of an Iranian epic is a tale of two lovers separated by death. On the verge of taking her own life, a woman is taunted by death to let her die with a kiss from her long lost beloved.... Read more
  • Butterfly

    Butterfly

    UK , 2014 , 13 min. Adrianne and Karl, a transgender couple living in Ireland, both diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, share the story of their relationship and how it has changed their lives.... Read more
  • Facing Fear

    Facing Fear

    USA , 2013 , 22 min. In this Oscar-nominated short, the worlds of a former neo-Nazi and the gay victim of his senseless hate crime collide by chance 25 years later. Both are challenged to examine their fears and beliefs, which remarkably leads to a rare collaboration. At its core, this poignant documentary examines violence, racism, homophobia, discrimination, and the ultimate act of self-love—forgiveness.... Read more
  • Kidnapped for Christ

    Kidnapped for Christ

    USA , 2014 , 85 min. In this riveting must-see exposé (produced by Lance Bass), a young evangelical documentary filmmaker is granted access to a controversial Christian behavior-modification school for troubled teens. The shocking secrets she learns and the people she meets inevitability change her life.... Read more
  • Kumu Hina

    Kumu Hina

    USA , 2013 , 74 min. This powerful film documents the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture within the westernizing society of modern day Hawai’i. It is told through the lens of Hina Wong-Kalu, an extraordinary Native Hawaiian woman who is both a proud mahu, or transgender person, and a respected kumu, or teacher.... Read more
  • Priest

    Priest

    Uganda , 2013 , 7 min. An African priest wrestles with his conscience; using elements of magical realism and intimate close-ups, this film tells the story of his conflicting passions for God and men.... Read more
  • Purple Skies: Voices of Indian Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transmen

    Purple Skies: Voices of Indian Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transmen

    71 min. This upbeat Indian documentary details the work of organizations that have sheltered and advocated for lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people. As Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes same-sex behavior, is ruled unconstitutional and then revived, LGBT Indians react with joy—and then rage and determination to live open lives.... Read more
  • Purple Skies: Voices of Indian Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transmen

    Purple Skies: Voices of Indian Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transmen

    India , 2014 , 66 min. This upbeat Indian documentary details the work of organizations that have sheltered and advocated for lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people. As Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes same-sex behavior, is ruled unconstitutional and then revived, LGBT Indians react with joy—and then rage and determination to live open lives.... Read more
  • Swallow

    Swallow

    Australia , 2013 , 9 min. The Australian full moon finds homophobic neighbors knocking to see what the “poofters” are up to. Unfortunately for them, these boys have a secret, and it’s that time of the month!... Read more
  • Together People

    Together People

    USA , 2012 , 24 min. Meet Gary, a disillusioned queen obsessed with status and “Quality of Life,” who’s living close to the edge, all the while pining for a garden cottage in Noe Valley. Vulgar people, sadistic people, ripped-off people—wherever and whenever people are falling apart, you'll find them: the Together People.... Read more
  • We Should Have Coffee Sometime

    We Should Have Coffee Sometime

    USA , 2013 , 6 min. Full of visual depth and complexity, this short film explores the loss of faith that comes at the end of a relationship and how to go on when a chapter in your life has come to an end.... Read more
  • You’re Dead To Me

    You’re Dead To Me

    USA , 2013 , 12 min. How do you cope with the death of a family member‚ when you’ve already lost them in life? Andrea, a grieving Chicana mother, confronts an uninvited family member before her Día de los Muertos celebration. By night’s end, death offers her a choice that she couldn’t make in life.... Read more