Advancing equality in film through inclusive storytelling
UK-based The People's Film Club raising funds for Russian LGBT Network
The People’s Film Club is a network of activists from across the UK that use film and cinema to promote LGBT rights around the world. They are scheduling screenings of the documentary film Paragraph 175, about Nazi persecution of gay men and women, across the United Kingdom. These screenings will raise funds for the Russian LGBT Network to help combat the detention and torture of LGBT people in Chechnya.
In a recent interview, Gavin Kelleher, of The People's Film Club discusses the group's reason for forming, how people can get involved, and more. Read the entire interview here.
A Pulsing Body Politic: interview with Mulheres no Audiovisual Pernambuco
Mulheres no Audiovisual PE (Women in the Audiovisual Industry Pernambuco) is a recently-formed activist group in Pernambuco, Brazil, established in order to seek better representation and opportunities for women in the industry.
Their call to action: 'The Brazilian media opens up space and echoes old fascist, macho and retrograde speeches, while in the streets another scream becomes urgent. We are the new policy. A pulsing body politic! Feminism is revolution!' Read an interview and watch a video about their work here.