2018 Programme

Iris Prize Shorts 5 – Looking Back

Iris Prize shorts 5 takes us back with 3 fascinating documentaries offering vital, human stories from LGBT+ past and present

65 mins + Q&A

If those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it, these documentaries offer a vital lesson in remembering LGBT+ history. Powerful personal testimonies take us back to fascist persecution in 1930s Italy, Britain before the Sexual Offences Act of 1967, and America in the early days of the HIV and AIDS crisis. Though often harrowing, they’re an important reminder of the resilience and bravery of those who went before us, and a beacon of hope for those still enduring prejudice and persecution.

When the World Changed
Anderson Clark | USA | 30min

Bachelor, 38
Angela Clarke | UK | 15min

The Red Tree
Paul Rowley | Ireland/Italy/USA | 20min