On the 11th of March Out & About screened twice at the Pink Film Days (Roze filmdagen) in Amsterdam as part of the Hivos day at the festival. It was an interesting day with meaningful discussions, interaction, connection, sharing of experiences and special guests. Thank you Hivos and organisers of the festival!
On 6 December Out & About will screen in Nutshuis The Hague at 8pm as part of the The Hague Human Rights Defender Days.
Q&A after the film with Julie Nederkoorn from Movies that Matter, Nikki Brormann from COC Nederland and two activists from the Justice and Peace Netherlands human rights defenders course. Admission is free!
We are proud to announce that Out & About is selected to screen at the first Queer Kiff International Film Festival in Kampala that will take place from 9-11 December.
On the 1st of December Out & About will be screening at the SOA AIDS National Congress in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.
At the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians of the Interparliamentary Union (IPU) we interviewed Ibrahim Mahmoud Ahmed, son of Ms. Aster Fissehatsion and Mr. Mahmood Sherriffo, two of the Eritrean parliamentarians detained since 2001. The interview was shown to the participants of the 135th IPU Assembly that took place from 23-27 October 2016 in Geneva.
Out & About will be screened several times during the Cross-border filmfestival DocFest in Maastricht from 15-18 September. Come and join us for interesting films and debate in beautiful Maastricht!
Our new film Out & About deals with parents of LGBT children in countries with strong anti-gay laws or stigmas. The premiere will be in 25 countries simultaneously on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) 17 May 2016. After the premiere we will work with the film in a one year campaign for respect and equality. For more information about the film and our outreach program please contact our director Nadja Houben.
We are currently working on a new film about LGBT rights. In the story we will focus on parents from different countries. We will launch this 30 minute documentary about love, identity, fear and equality around 17 May 2016, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. More to come soon!
On 13 May we had a wonderful premiere at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the presence of the Russian protagonist and her son. The screening was followed by an interesting debate with Professor Cees Flinterman, chairman of the HRP Foundation. The premiere was attended by numerous NGOs, diplomats and interested friends who all want to see the improvement of the rights of LGBTs.
In the evening we had a second screening at COC Haaglanden in The Hague. Again followed by an interesting debate. See our FB page for more details. http://on.fb.me/1iBn8k3
Contact us if you want to use the educational material (in English and Dutch) and/or want to screen the film. Available with Dutch & English subtitles and soon with French subtitles.
We are currently working on a new film: ‘A Family Affair’. Human Rights in the Picture is proud to be working on this project with film maker Koen Suidgeest.
‘A Family Affair’ is a documentary that dives into the world of family members of LGBT’s, with a special focus on mothers and fathers. Of the entire social circle, it’s the parents in particular that experience the greatest dilemma, feeling stuck between two camps. They might even feel like they are “in the closet” themselves. Any parent wants their children to grow up in an environment where they feel protected and loved in order for them to develop into unique human beings. Yet too many cannot openly talk about their kids for fear of being discriminated against themselves, losing friends, or even jeopardizing their own child’s safety.
We are currently in the editing phase and will keep you up-to-date on our website and the Facebook page of the film
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