FIGHT THE POWER|
76 Min. (Shorts Program)
SATURDAY | March 15 | 2:00pm | Egyptian Theatre (Spielberg)
As many parts of the world refuse to grant their LGBT citizens equality, FIGHT THE POWER demonstrates - in five exceptional films spanning the globe - selfless individuals fighting for gay rights in communities and cultures, from Africa to the United States, bogged down by prejudice and abuse.
Dir. Omar Hakim, 2013, 11 min
A gay Arab lawyer who defends Muslims against racial profiling finds that his work brings him under government surveillance - but it's his personal, not professional, secrets that threaten his well-being.
CITY OF DAMNED
Dir. Nate Skeen, Matt Rogers, Mor Albalak, Shaneika Lai, Stephanie Lincoln, 2013, 16 min
The Youth on Rock Foundation uses its voice and business acumen to fight Uganda's anti-gay legislature, attempting great change while exposing itself to great risk in a country notorious for its attempts to repress its LGBT citizens.
FIGHTING FOR AIR
Dir. Fatima Mawas, 2011, 9 min
A young Australian Muslim girl has a secret passion - an all-female fight club.
Dir. Red Summer, 2013, 10 min
This groundbreaking slice-of-life portrait of Atlanta's Black Muslim lesbians some shrouded in hijab and others in sweats uncovers a hidden world within the city known as America's "Black mecca."
Dir. Rita Piffer, 2013, 8 min
A Moroccan lesbian seeks comfort between two cultures the one she left behind and her new one in the United States in a film drawing from the music video tradition that reminds us that even silence has its song.
EYES THAT DO NOT SEE
Dir. Patricia Ovando, 2013, 18min
For a young Latina lesbian, turning 15 means having a quinceañera party, putting her at war with her mother, in a film that gives solace to anyone who may live at home while hardly being "at home" within it.
Dir. Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, 2013, 7 min
An African priest wrestles with both his conscience and how to save the lives and souls of his community in a film directed by acclaimed photographer Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine that screened to sold-out audiences at Slamdance 2014.
Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival brings together a diverse population in a shared cultural experience.
2014 OUTFEST FUSION LGBT PEOPLE OF COLOR FILM FESTIVAL, MARCH 14-16
The festival features 30 short and feature-length films from around the world that reflect a wide array of LGBT stories and parties. Fusion gives participants an opportunity to see reflections of their own experience and to deepen their understanding of other LGBT communities of color. Nearly 5000 people from across Southern California participate in the festival, which is located at the American Cinematheque in Hollywood.
Outfest Members may enter discount codes below to purchase discounted tickets.
American Cinematheque - Egyptian Theatre (View)
6712 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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