Being queer often means we build our own families. These documentaries highlight the importance of community action and the strength that solidarity can create.

community / unity

Venue: Bricks 

Screening Time: 18:45

Duration: 62 Minutes

Date: Sunday 12 September

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PXSSY PALACE

Director: Laura Kirwan Ashman

The night began as a house party for people who didn't feel safe at ordinary club nights, and has since grown from strength to strength.

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BODIES LIKE OCEANS

Director:  KC Cory

A dreamy portrait of photographer Shoog McDaniel, a self-described queer fat freak, whose work with fat bodies in nature transcends boundaries. Joyful and expansive, it puts fat liberation to the fore.

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VOGUE BEIRUT

Director: Helene Dancer

 We meet dancer Hoedy Saad in Beirut to discover how, in the face of adversity, he's building a vogue scene in the Middle East to fight for freedom.

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ENSEMBLE

Director:  Jack Chapman

A documentary introducing Clare Lowe, an events organiser who runs Wig in a Box Promotions, and an important voice in the Bristol queer scene.

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GREENWOOD: MAKING A SPACE

Director: Adam Knight

When the pandemic hits and drag queen Mystika Glamoor (aka Oskar) is out of work, they seize the opportunity to create a new queer sober community café in Edinburgh. A hopeful documentary which shows the power of community space.

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SWEETHEART DANCERS

Director:  Ben-Alex Dupris

Sean and Adrian, a Native American couple, face difficulties when entering their local powwow. Dancing not only against the other dancers, but against the drums of oppression and closed-mindedness.