November 1, 2017

Love is a human right

NYU Washington, DC presented a screening and discussion of #FiveFilms4Freedom. #FiveFilms4Freedom is the world’s first and largest digital LGBT film festival. Following its success at BFI Flare, the British Council and British Film Institute were pleased to bring the online films to the big screen. For one year only, all five films were UK productions to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Britain - a landmark moment for human rights. 

The five short films selected for #FiveFilms4Freedom 2017 included both drama and documentaries and tell stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender experiences. They ranged from the tentative steps of first love, through an intimate portrait of an extraordinary family, to an exuberant picture of underground cultural expression.

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Meet the Panel

Maurice Eckstein

Maurice Eckstein

Jonny Ruff

Jonny Ruff

Leigh Gibson

Leigh Gibson

Rosie Westhoff

Rosie Westhoff

Amazin LeThi

Amazin LeThi

Program Schedule

Film screening: #fiveFilms4Freedom 2017 short films

Panel Discussion: Supporting young people to make sense of gender expression and sexual orientation

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Watch the Trailers

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Crush
Rosie Westhoff
United Kingdom
8 mins

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Bridging the Gap: Women | Where We Are Now
Lucie Rachel
Scotland
9 mins 

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Still Burning
Nick Rowley     
United Kingdom 
9 mins

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Jamie
Christopher Manning 
United Kingdom 
10 mins

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Heavy Weight
Jonny Ruff  
United Kingdom  
13 mins