Iran: Death sentence.
CIRCUMSTANCE (Dir. Maryam Keshavarz, 2011)
Rebellion, subculture, friendship.
A group of young women and men defy written and unwritten laws when they band together to create a safe space for themselves in Tehran. A memorable in-your-face scene mocks state censorship of films in Iran, but in fact the footage had to be filmed, under cover, in Lebanon.
–‘Sundance’ meets the Iranian New Wave.
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)