Film Synopsis: Pier Kids
Once home to the Stonewall uprising and US gay liberation movement of the 1970s, New York’s Christopher Street and its neighbouring pier are now the places where queer youth of colour, many of whom are experiencing homelessness, assemble and seek support and solidarity in the face of harassment, racism, and rejection.
In this honest and empathetic debut, director Elegance Bratton offers an intimate and moving portrait of the realities of these LGBTQ+ youth, shedding light on the harassment and police profiling they are confronted with on a daily basis.
Poignant and genuine in its approach, Pier Kids pays tribute to the power of queer community and chosen family.
Contains discussions of queerphobia, homophobia and transphobia
Screening as part of TOAFF20PLAY TRAILER
Beyond the Screen
Watch the conversation with Harvey Dimond and the film’s director, Elegance Bratton: PIER KIDS: LIVE Q&A
How to watch
This film is available to watch at any time between 00:00 on 16 September and 23:59 on 27 September.
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All live workshops and Q&As will be free to access.