EEFF 2018: Section 28 Thirty Years On

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Rich Mix London
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Presented by East End Film Festival Tickets from £5 (with free tickets available) In 1988, the Thatcher government passed a law which and stated that a local authority “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality”. Commonly known as Section 28, the law was a homophobic attack on LGBTQ+ folk leading to a hateful scare campaign, whipping up fears and promoting misconceptions about the LGBTQ+ community. On the thirty-year anniversary of its implementation, we will be showing archive films about LGBTQ+ London in the 1980s followed by WE HAVE RATHER BEEN INVADED, a new film from Ed Webb-Ingal looking at the law, its implications and the resistance against it. This will be followed by an open panel discussion with filmmakers, activists and members of the community around films made then and now and the effects and legacy of the law.

All are welcome to attend and to participate in the discussion. In collaboration with LGBT History at London Metropolitan Archives and the London Community Video Archive. FREE TICKETS: Some tickets will be available free of charge for people interested and engaged with the subject matter, but unable to attend due financial constraints. These are limited and available on a first come first serve basis. Please get in touch for more information.

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