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Documentary | Gay | Intersex | Lesbian | LGBTIQ | Shorts | Unclassified 18+ | 91 |


In this riveting and revealing collection of national and international films real queer lives are celebrated, eulogised and mourned. From the favelas of Brazil and the loss of a human rights champion, to the intimate face of Australia’s divisive marriage equality vote and a photographer who has meticulously documented the lives of gay men; this group of LGBTI+ people are well worth getting to know.

Stanley Stellar: Here For A Reason Dir – Eric Levan, USA, 2019, 15 mins

40 years of the gay community’s ever-changing face, told by the man daring enough to photograph it all, Stanley Stellar.

Singing for Our True Heart Dir –  Helena Cohen-Robertson & Poppy van Oorde-Grainger, Australia, 2019, 10 mins

Behind the Gay and Lesbian Singers of WA are heartfelt stories of personal struggle and triumph that have connected together through singing.

Sweetheart Dancers Dir -Ben Alex-Dupris, USA, 2019, 14 mins

Sean and Adrian, are a Two-Spirit couple determined to rewrite the rules of Native American culture through their participation in the “Sweetheart Dance.” This celebratory contest is held at powwows across the country, primarily for men and women couples, until now.

Yes? Dir – Lizzy Bailey, Australia, 2019, 16 mins

This film follows a group of LGBTIQ+ friends in the months leading up to, during and after the 2017 Australian marriage equality vote.

Marielle and Monica Dir – Fábio Erdos, Brazil, 2018, 25 mins, Portuguese with English subtitles

Marielle and Monica tells a personal story of loss, bringing into focus the challenges that lie ahead for LGBTIQ+ rights and progressive politics in Brazil.

A Rare Breed Dir – Thomas José Field, Australia, 2019,  11 mins

Rob is a world renowned chicken breeder from Tasmania. He has traveled all over the world to exhibit chickens, as well as his own body…

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