24 November 2014

Other Man (2014)

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Other Man (2014)

Director: Stephanie Coffey
Writter: Ben Ladouceur
Genre: Webseries
Country: Canada
Language: English
Year: 2014

Stars: Nathan Carroll, G. Kyle Shields & Jonathan Nathaniel



OTHER MEN is a collaboration between critically-acclaimed poet Ben Ladouceur and visionary director Stephanie Coffey. It is the second web series produced by Klymlove Incorporated.


Jerry (Nathan Carroll), a small-town jock, enrols in a Toronto university hoping to discover his identity within the city's queer community. After meeting his Teaching Assistant, Hank (G. Kyle Shields), he embarks on his first real relationship and lets his academic life fall to the wayside.
Months later, he is a drop-out living with his boyfriend and no closer to discovering anything new about himself. Hank becomes Jerry's only gateway to this new urban lifestyle. But because of Hank's ties to the theatre as a playwright, Jerry finds himself lingering in his former small-town habits and not experiencing anything new.

19 November 2014

Gay Over

Gay Over from Ronja Jansz on Vimeo.

If only life had a reset button like video games and you could start over anytime.

Directed by Mitchell Bowen
Produced by Ronja Jansz
Production Design by Toni Sandoval
OutSet Mentor: Allan Brocka

http://www.outfest.org/tixSYS/2014/mobile/event-wap.php?EventNumber=9223

 

If only life had a reset button like video games and you could start over anytime.

18 November 2014

SPASIBO (2012) - Thank You

spasiboSPASIBO (2012)

Director: Anaïs Sartini
Writer: Anaïs Sartini
Genre: Short film
Country: France, Russia
Language: French, English, Rusian
Year: 2012
Duration: 13 min

Stars: Andrey Odinstov, Clément Bayart

Website: http://www.spasibo-shortfilm.com/WATCH_-_Spasibo.html



Nakon što je u aprilu  2012. godine na filmskom festivalu u San Petersburgu cenzurisan kratki film "BETWEEN BODIES" kao dirktna poslijedica ruskog zakona o anti gay propagandi reditelj Anais Sartini je snimio ovaj kratki film koji nam prikazuje kako gejevi u Rusiji gube dio svog identiteta i naprosto postaju nevidljivi u ruskom društvu.
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Clément, francuski glumac odlazi na filmski festival u San Peterburgu i ubrzo nakon dolaska shvata da je za ostale ljude nevidljiv. Niko ga ne može vidjeti niti čuti.
Prolazeće pored jednog gradskog izloga primjetio je da ne vidi svoj odraz u ogledalu. Susreće jednog gej momka koji ga je zamolio za upaljač kako bi upalio cigaretu. Začuđen kako ga on može vidjeti, a ostali ne, Andrej mu objašnjava da su u rusiji svi gejevi nestali za sav ostali svijet. Nemaju prava da budu vidljivi.
Moli Clémenta da kada se vrati u Paris prenese poruku svijetu da gej ljudi u Rusiji još uvjek postoje, da osjećaju,da vide i čuju i da im treba pomoć za koji mogu jedino reći Spasibo - Hvala.

Spasibo (Thank you) Short Film - Human Rights from Anaïs Sartini on Vimeo.
To turn on subtitles when viewing the film, click the CC button in the player's bottom toolbar. In the menu that appears, select the subtitle track you’d like to see : ENGLISH SUBTITLES / SOUS-TITRES FRANCAIS / РУССКИЙ субтитры
spasibo-2SPASIBO is a short-film made in reaction to the homophobic law in Russia, which came into force the 17 of march 2012 in Saint Petersbourg. Today, the law is extended on the entire Russia.
The film get the Special Prize for human rights at the Cinema and Human Rights Film Festival, Amnesty International, Paris 2012.
Clément, a French actor, goes to Saint Petersburg to participate into a film festival. When he gets there, he realizes he has disappeared: nobody can hear him and see him. He meets Andrei, a Russian gay who lives the same thing.

In april 2012, our short-film BETWEEN BODIES has been censored by the Parisian Season’s Festival in Saint-Petersbourg. A law, which came into force the 17 march 2012, prohibits «the propaganda of homosexuality».
In reaction to the censoreship, we came to Saint Petersbourg to make SPASIBO. This short-film denounces the social invisibility who are reduced homosexuals in Russia. The film is marked by urgency and spontaneity in which it was made.

16 November 2014

Hunted in Russia ( 2014)

Hunted in Russia ( 2014)

Hunted

Director: Ben Steele
Written: Ben Steele
Genre: Documentary
Country: UK
Year: 2014

Produced: Channel 4

Procjenjuje se da samo jedan posto ruske LGBT populacije živi otvoreno, dok velika većima i dalje javno ne progovara o svojoj spolnoj orijentaciji.

Homoseksualnost nije ilegalna u Rusiji, no zakon o zabrani gej propagande poprilično komplicira svakodnevni život LGBT populaciji. Naime, aktivisti ne smiju javno spominjati homoseksualnost. Također im je zabranjeno okupljanje u skupine  u kojima bi se članove pozivalo na „izlazak iz ormara“, podcrtava Out magazine.

HBO je takođe emitovao dokumentarac Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia“ (Progonjeni: Rat protiv gejeva u Rusiji) koji je na istu temu prikazao svjedočanstva gejeva u Rusiji koji su preživjeli teror homofobičnih huligana.

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Hunted in Russia explores the terror that gay people in Russia are calling the "hunting season". This shocking documentary offers unique access to vigilante groups that track down, beat up and humiliate gay men and women. It depicts a country troubled by disturbing homophobic violence and intimidation -- a country in which gay people are treated like animals and hunted for sport.

In Russia, gay men and women are “hunted like animals.” That’s the chilling message in HBO’s new documentary about the war against LGBT Russians, “Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia.”

Though homosexuality was legalized 20 years ago in Russia, homophobic violence is on the rise in the country, and according to the documentary, it might be a plot by the government to distract Russians from the nation’s many problems. The situation is so bad that it’s thought only one percent of gay and lesbian Russians live openly.

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