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Invitation to film screening - African Pride

5 May 2015, 6:00 pm
The Bioscope, 286 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct

The Hate Crimes Working Group invites you to a free screening of award-winning documentary African Pride.

Directed by the Irish film-maker Laura Fletcher, the film shares the stories of lesbian women who are meeting homophobic violence with visibility.

Although South Africa's Constitution was the first in the world to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, this legislation has had little impact on the daily lives of many LGBTI people. The country continues to be plagued by homophobia, which has found violent expression in assaults, rape and murders.

In South African townships, lesbian women are frequently targets of some of the most brutal of these attacks, their sexuality condemned as un-African, un-Christian and unacceptable. But now there is a growing movement of people challenging prejudice and demanding their right to freedom, equality and dignity.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the film-maker.

View the trailer here

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