STONEWALL 50: Where Next For LGBT+ Lives
Directors: Nicola Milne, Shanshan Chen
33 min / 2019 / Documentary Short / UK / Spanish, Chinese, English
50 years after the Stonewall Riots in the US, which were a turning point for LGBTQ+ lives – Jovi and Mindy is a lesbian couple in Taiwan, who have spearheaded the right to marry, in order to legally adopt their child together. Eduardo, a transgender man living in one of the most dangerous cities ( San Pedro Sula) in one of the most dangerous countries in the world ( Honduras) shares his frightening past, his fears today, and his hopes for a better life, that have come through love. In Tanzania, Amani (not his real name) is filmed in silhouette as he lives in hiding and shares his story of facing 30 years imprisonment if found to be gay. Joe, an ex sailor, suing to get his medals back from the Armed Forces, after being dismissed many years ago for being bi-sexual.
Filmed in 4 continents, with five people, this film looks at some of the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people around the world today.