Through a portrait of a group of kids thrown out of home because of their sexuality, Gaël Morel wants to let us know of the impact of one of the worst expressions of homophobia and transphobia: the one practiced inside the family. How do these kids relearn to live, to respect themselves, and to foresee the future, upon being destroyed by those who were obliged to love and protect them in the first place? Gaël Morel, French filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor left his home at 15 to study cinema in Lyon and later moved to Paris where he met filmmaker André Téchiné, who cast him to lead his 1994 feature Les Roseaux Sauvages, that brough the young actor international notoriety. Famille tu me hais, his first documentary, is a result of Morel’s connection to the Le Refuge association, a shelter for LGBTQI+ youths. The documentary raises important issues regarding homophobia and transphobia, namely in familial relations, and calls attention for the need to create LGBTQI+ support networks.
The documentary is followed by a talk with Telmo Fernandes, sociologist and a member of ILGA Portugal, and Paula Allen, psychologist, and technical director of the Centro Gis.
Photo: Mitiki OHNK 2020
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- Reitoria da Universidade do Porto - Auditório Ruy Luís Gomes, 18h00
- Portuguese spoken