IGLHRC Co-Sponsors Born This Way and The Parade at HRW Film Festival

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is proud to co-sponsor two LGBT films at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, June 15 through 22nd in New York.


New York Premeire, Co-Sponsored by IGLHRC and Africa Film Festival, Inc.

There are more arrests for homosexuality in Cameroon than in any other country in the world. With intimate access to the lives of four young gay Cameroonians, Born This Way steps outside the genre of activist filmmaking and offers a vivid and poetic portrait of day-to-day life in modern Africa. This is a story of what is possible in the global fight for equality.

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SCREENING: June 21 and June 22, 2013. More info and buy tickets »


Co-Sponsored by IGLHRC and Global Film Initiative

Srdjan Dragojevic's The Parade takes a comedic look at Serbia through the lens of one group's fight to hold a Gay Pride parade in Belgrade. When a bulldog is shot, an improbable alliance develops. We meet Pearl and Mickey, a couple about to be married, and Mirko and Radmilo, a couple involved in the gay pride parade. Mirko happens to be Pearl's wedding planner and Radmilo, his partner, turns out to be the veterinarian who saved Mickey's dog's life. After a lover's quarrel, Mickey—who is less than accepting of gay pride—makes a deal to protect the participants in the parade in order to win Pearl back. Mickey and Radmilo embark on a road trip across Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo as Mickey attempts to assemble a fearsome security team for the parade. As they gather Mickey's old friends from the war, it becomes clear to all that so-called enemies are often your greatest allies..

SCREENING: June 17 and June 19, 2013. More info and buy tickets »