A series of 3 short films about LGBT+ life in Scotland will be premiered at a special public screening on Friday 9th September in Dunfermline.
The films, part of the Pink Saltire Originals project, will feature members of the LGBT+ community across Scotland and tackle some of the most topical issues facing the movement in 2016.
The charity will offer members of the LGBT+ community and stakeholder organisations the chance to view the films before they are made available as a free resource online. There will also be an opportunity to speak to the producers, filmmakers and some of the participants during the evening event. Tickets for the premiere, which are free, can be ordered from this link:
Renowned trans activist and BBC The Social journalist, Kate Adair, has produced “Scottish, Trans & Proud” which reflects on the reality for many trans and non-binary people in the country who struggle to access NHS services and who remain restricted from self-identifying in many parts of everyday life.
“Queer Kingdom” is an exploration of rural life for LGBT+ Scots, focussing on the Kingdom of Fife. Award-winning filmmaker, Stuart Edwards, shows the diversity of queer life in an area of Scotland more known for its beautiful beaches and countryside. The short film also shows the work being done by a number of organisations, to tackle social isolation and discrimination, including Fife Centre for Equalities and LGBT Health & Wellbeing.
Finally, the meteoric rise of the campaign against bullying in schools will be captured in “Time for Inclusive Education?” by BlueStar Streaming. This film follows the TIE Campaign founders, Jordan Daly and Liam Stevenson, as they discuss why their campaign has received so much support in such a short time. It also looks movingly at the huge impact that discrimination and homo/bi/transphobia have on young people and their families.
Pink Saltire are working in partnership with Scottish Transgender Alliance and the TIE Campaign to produce the films, which will be screened as part of Diversity Week Fife.
Funding was secured earlier in 2016 by the charity from Awards for All and Shell UK Community Awards, administered by Foundation Scotland.
A fourth short film is scheduled for release later in 2016 titled “Introducing Intersex”.