GAZE Film Festival and British Council Ireland, in association with Galway Film Fleadh present: #FiveFilms4Freedom: The world’s widest-reaching LGBTQ+ digital campaign returns from 21 to 31 March 2019. In Galway, British Council Ireland will join forces with GAZE Film Festival Dublin and Galway Film Fleadh to provide an opportunity to watch these beautiful short films on the big screen. All five films will be screened in solidarity with LGBTQ+ communities from around the globe where freedom and equal rights are limited. The Galway #FiveFilms4Freedom screening will take place on Thursday March 28th at 7pm in Pálás Cinema. There will be a wine reception upstairs in the bar from 6.30pm. Tickets for the event are free-of-charge and can be booked online using the button below. The screening will be introduced by speakers from Teach Solais LGBT+ Resource Centre.
The British Council, in partnership with BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival, makes five LGBTQ+ themed short films available for the world to watch online for free, over an 11-day period each year. The programme, which features work by emerging filmmakers from across the world, is selected from and coincides with BFI Flare. Through our global network in more than 100 countries, we encourage people to watch and share the films using the hashtag #FiveFilms4Freedom in recognition of the fact that Love is a Human Right. The 2019 #FiveFilms4Freedom shorts are:
- Crashing Waves – Emma Gilbertson / UK
Two young working-class men explore the intimacy and vulnerability of relationships in a combative dance against the backdrop of an inner-city estate, risking all under the scrutiny of a tight-knit, ever-judging community.
- Carlito Se Va Para Siemre – Quentin Lazzarotto / Peru / France
A short, poetic film following Carlito, a young man living in an indigenous village at the heart of the Amazonian jungle, who decided to leave and change his life forever.
- Ladies Day – Abena Taylor-Smith / UK
Amma, a young, black lesbian, spends the day in an Afro-Caribbean hair salon full of fun, sheen spray, gossip and laughter – but how will she deal with the casual homophobia?
- EG/I – Vala Omarsdottir / Iceland
A young trans person living in a small town travels to the city searching for the freedom to be their self.
- A Normal Girl – Aubree Bernier-Clarke / USA
1.5 per cent of people are born with an anatomy that doesn’t fit typical definitions of female or male. It is common practice for doctors to perform genital surgeries on intersex infants – often with disastrous results. A Normal Girl brings the widely unknown struggles of intersex people to light, through the story of intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis.