The marching season

Director: Grace Chapman & Emma Jones

2008 UK 60min

It’s June 2007 and Pride participants in London and the Latvian capital of Riga prepare for two very different kinds of events…
While London celebrates 35 years of Gay Pride, Riga holds its first officially sanctioned LGBT march, faced with the chilling opposition of religious fundamentalist and neo-nazi groups. The Riga march is a solemn political act, while in London some worry that the political origins of Pride have become lost. The Marching Season asks important questions about the purpose and future of Pride. Screening with short: BROD: out in the streets
Dir. Paul Gouldsbury
2008 Ireland
Brod: Out In The Streets takes a retrospective look at Ireland’s longest consecutively running Gay Pride Festival in Galway, which is 18 years old this year. With archive material and contributions from activists who organised the very first march, Brod tells the personal stories of exhilaration, bravery of those working for LGBT visibility in Ireland before the decriminalistion of homosexuality.

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