Israel: The current Chief Rabbi in Jerusalem has described homosexuality as “an abomination”, declaring that “[t]he Torah says it is punishable by death”.
KEEP NOT SILENT (Dir. Ilil Alexander, 2005)
Clandestine meetings, community, defiance.
While LGBT equality and protection are now enshrined in Israeli law, the leaders of Orthodox Judaism are adamant that the only answer to homosexuality is self-repression. Many Orthodox Jewish women who love other women have tried to follow the rules, but some have begun to organise secretly and fight for recognition
–A fascinating documentary on repression and expression.
FILM QLUB SEASON 8
‘NO VICTIM’ : LGBTQ EXPERIENCE AROUND THE WORLD
INTRO TO SEASON
For the first time, all legal discrimination of LGB people has now been abolished in Ireland. There is much to do still, socially and culturally, but discriminatory laws are the symbolic and material equivalent of a great wall.
Meanwhile today, in 2017, homosexuality is illegal in 72 countries, legally punishable by death in 13, subject to life imprisonment in 12 countries, and subject to 7-15 years imprisonment in 55 more. A terror of non-conforming gender roles is at the core of homophobia, and the oppression of women continues, while transgendered, intersex, and transexual people are still being corralled, ‘corrected’, and punished.
…queers all over the world are fighting back. And they are making powerful, beautiful films, sharp as blades, clear as banners, warm as fires, in order to document, celebrate, and inspire resistance.
Come and learn what our sisters and brothers are facing across the world. Come and see how they are fighting back, hurling their films at the mighty rampaging giant of homophobia. Come and see what happens before Goliath falls.
‘SEASON 8: NO VICTIM’
CALENDAR AT A GLANCE
28 October 2017 – Fire (Dir. Deepa Mehta, 1996)
11 Nov 2017 – Salvation Army (Dir. Abdellah Taia, 2013)
9 Dec 2017 – Karmen Gei (Dir. Joseph Gai Ramaka, 2001)
20 Jan 2018 – Undertow (Dir. Javier Fuentes-León, 2009)
17 Feb 2018 -Keep not Silent (Dir. Ilil Alexander, 2005)
10 March 2018 – Dakan (Dir. Mohamed Camara, 1999)
21 April 2018 -Tierra Madre (Dir. Dylan Verrechia, 2010)
19 May 2018 – Stand (Dir. Jonathan Taieb, 2014)
16 June 2018 – Circumstance (Dir. Maryam Keshavarz, 2011)
21 July 2018 – United in Anger (Dir. Jim Hubbard, 2012)