Favela Gay (18) (FREE) Tuesday 1 August: 7.30pm: Old Edgehill Library, Lodge Lane L8 0QH
Brazilica Film Festival: In support of Liverpool Pride
2014 | Documentary | 18 | 72 min | Portuguese Language with English Sub-titles | Dir. Rodrigo Felha
Favela Gay tells the story of eleven individuals in their own words. Living in eight slums (favelas) in Rio de Janeiro, these members of the LGBTQ community diverse in gender identity and professions have fought prejudice and seen some of the most unsavoury sides of the city. The stigma attached with coming out as LGBTQ anywhere in the world remains difficult, and Rio’s favelas are no exception. Favela Gay is also a story of individuals who find self-empowerment in the face of a society that does not empower them.
This screening is FREE. The Old Edgehill Library on Lodge Lane (near Smithdown Rd) is the home of Liverpool Carnival Company and Brazilica, so it’s worth a visit just to see their fab collection of carnival costumes and artefacts.