Films
A Boy Named Gavin
Elyse Kelly | 2017
United States | 2 min | 5+ years | English with English subtitles | Closed CaptionsSubtitles

When 18-year old transgender Gavin Grimm started using the boys’ bathroom in school it caused uproar. In this powerful short film he demands his rights and urges acceptance amongst his community.

Films
Girl Unbound
Close Up Sisters Youth Programme
Erin Heidenreich | 2016
United States | 80 min | 8+ years | English, Arabic, Urdu with English subtitles | Subtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF17

Maria Toorpakai is a top-ranking squash player from a tribal area of Pakistan who, with the support of her family, defiantly refuses to be held down by oppressive gender norms.

Films
Half a Life
Tamara Shogaolu | 2017
Egypt, Netherlands, United States | 13 min | 12+ years | English, Arabic with English subtitles

After a traumatic encounter, a young, gay Egyptian joins the LGBT rights movement. When his safety is jeopardised, he must choose whether to stay in the country he loves or seek asylum elsewhere as a refugee.

Films
Hope
Alex Bohs | 2018
United States | 5 min | 12+ years | English with English subtitles | Closed CaptionsSubtitles

Combining images from the end of Pride 2018 with the final testimonial of Harvey Milk, this artful short film celebrates what has been achieved whilst also providing a reminder of the sacrifices that have been made.