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.
In Uganda, openly gay David Kato and his fellow activists work to defeat new legislation in their country that would make homosexuality punishable by death.
Screened as part of TOAFF15
A new generation of Morocco studying to be Muslim leaders–the Morchidat, or spiritual leaders–campaign against early marriage and encourage women’s education.
Screened as part of TOAFF14
A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage, as two gay couples fight for their love to be recognised.
Soldiers from the Angolan Army, and women from the community beside the barracks, discover how to challenge violence, negotiate safer sex, and improve communication in relationships.
Screened as part of TOAFF13
Stories of nine girls from developing countries show them overcoming great obstacles to obtain an education, and empower themselves and others like them.
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.
A story of three unconventional social workers united by a common vision – to empower the region’s most disenfranchised, war-scarred communities to build a just community
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.
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.