WHY DO WE NEED A FILM ABOUT PRIDE?
Feature documentary PRIDE? explores the history and relevance of LGBTQ+ Pride in the UK.
In March we screened a work-in-progress edit at the BFI FLARE FESTIVAL and were a pick of the festival in the Independent which said PRIDE? "will no doubt be one of the most important LGBT factual films of 2017.”
Before we can go further, there are vital historical moments we need to visualise through archive film and photos...which is why we need your help!
Archive material is expensive but with your help we can create a thought provoking film that celebrates and educates.
We've interviewed key figures from Pride's history: Jennie Lazenby (Lesbian Strength) Stuart Feather (Founder member, The Gay Liberation Front), Peter Tatchell (Co-Founder, Outrage) and Lisa Power (Founder member, Stonewall):
Also included are current lead organisers: Phyll Opoko-Gyimah (Director of UK Black Pride), Michael Salter-Church and Alison Camps (Co-Chairs of Pride-In-London):
They share key events from Pride's history and current story. We need to go one step further and SHOW YOU!
PRIDE? IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE PROGRESS AND TEACH OF THE STRUGGLES WE'VE FOUGHT ALONG THE WAY. UNDERSTANDING OUR PAST PREPARES US FOR THE BATTLES AHEAD.
A PHOTO SPEAKS A THOUSAND WORDS! Check out Peter Tatchell and Lisa Power marching with OUTRAGE in the 1980's:
Watch this fantastic video of legendary activist Mark Ashton of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners discussing why intersectionality is important.
BUYING A REWARD WILL HELP US PAY FOR MORE FILM & PHOTOS OF THE HISTORY OF THE MOVEMENT!
We need to SHOW LGBTQ+ HISTORY!
- FILM & VIDEO FOOTAGE
- TV NEWS REPORTS
- PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS
- NEWSPAPER & MAGAZINE ARTICLES
This material is EXPENSIVE! We're searching libraries and archives, but rights holders charge BIG FEES for use in films like ours. We need to hire a specialist archivist to locate these hidden gems of LGBTQ+ history.
WE NEED TO SEE THE FACES OF THE GAY LIBERATION FRONT!
WE NEED TO SEE THE CAMPAIGNING AGAINST SECTION 28!
WE NEED TO SEE THE FIGHT AGAINST THE AIDS CRISIS!
...AND MUCH MUCH MORE!
We've got great rewards for any size wallet, pick the one best suited for you!
- Thank You's on FACEBOOK & TWITTER for £5
- The official PRIDE? ENAMEL BADGE and POSTCARD set for £15
- DOWNLOAD the finished film for £25
- YOUR NAME in the credits for £50
- Become a PRODUCER from £1k - £5k
LGBTQ+ rights have evolved dramatically since the Equality Act 2010. Protection from discrimination at work, equal marriage, adoption and more. Much progress to celebrate, especially this year 2017, the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.
A generation has grown up with same-sex marriage, since the repeal of Section 28, the homophobic law stating that Local Authorities ‘shall not intentionally promote homosexuality', and without memories of the HIV Crisis which has perhaps lead to a complacency.
Events like the shootings at Pulse in Orlando, Florida where 49 people were murdered, Brexit and the Trump Presidency are accompanying a rise in homophobic, racist and xenophobic attitudes. These may feel familiar to the older generations of our communities, while being an eye opener to LGBTQ+ youth who may not have faced these struggles.
PRIDE?'s success is due to the incredible contributions people have already made, a film "by the community, for the community." And we need you to be a part of this too. If you're not LGBTQ+ we want you too. We're always strengthened by our straight allies and this campaign is no different!
There are many ways to get on board:
- Buy one of our reward packages - Money raised will locate and licence that vital archive material. You'll be helping us illustrate LGBTQ+ history, deepening the film's impact.
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram - Send us messages about your favourite Prides, what you think we should cover, people you want us to know about.
- Share this page on - Facebook, Twitter & Instagram - If you can't buy a reward, then Facebook update, send a Tweet, re-gram our Instagram. Spreading the message will make this a success!
- Donate archive material - We're fundraising for archive material but have YOU got footage we can use? Message us here or on social media. LET US KNOW! We can't wait to hear from you.
THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF PRIDE?
Risks and challenges
We're a very low risk project. We're already on track to complete the new version of PRIDE? in the coming months. We've filmed additional interviews and footage to enhance the film. We already have some excellent archive footage already in the film.
Our Kickstarter is going to allow us to license more of the footage we need to illustrate our contributors stories of the history of UK LGBTQ+ Pride. If we can't get them we'll use the existing images of them speaking, it's just always better to see what people are referring to rather than simply watch it recounted.
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