'March For Dignity' Film Screening presented by ReelQWednesday, October 28, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (run-time 90 min)
A screening of 2020 documentary MARCH FOR DIGNITY hosted by ReelQ and an exclusive interview with filmmakers John Eames (Director/Producer) and Giorgi Tabagari.
Feature documentary March for Dignity follows a small group of LGBTI+ activists in Tbilisi, Georgia as they attempt to conduct the first Pride march in the country. They face overwhelming opposition from far-right groups, the government and the Georgian Orthodox Church who have a history of inciting violent attacks on the LGBTI+ community. With membership of the European Union, and anti-Russian sentiment firmly on the political agenda, Georgians are at a turning point in history where they must choose to fight for progress and human rights, or concede to greater Russian influence. In the midst of this geopolitical turmoil, the committed organizers of Tbilisi Pride bravely strive to be visible in their evolving country.
John Eames (Director/Producer) is a queer documentary filmmaker based in London. March for Dignity is John’s first feature-length documentary as director.
Giorgi Tabagari is a queer activist from Tbilisi and one of the organizers of Tbilisi Pride. He has worked for a number of local and international organizations across Europe, primarily focusing on the media, queer human rights, and EU affairs.
DIRECTOR: John Eames/ PRODUCERS: John Eames and Cassandra Roberts/ EDITOR: Cassandra Roberts (The Pickup Game)/ COMPOSER: Tara Creme (Seahorse)/ CINEMATOGRAPHER: Paul Hines/ EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Daniel Kneafsey, Mathew Frankland, David Nicholson
ReelQ: Pittsburgh’s International LGBTQ Film Festival
The Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Society serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding tri-state region. In addition, PLGFS provides a crucial service to the cultural vitality of Pittsburgh, designed to support lesbian and gay artists, and to provide a much-needed cultural outlet for the lesbian and gay communities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.