Queerama

Great Britain 2017, 71', Documentary
Director
Daisy Asquith
Contact
Syndicado Film Sales | www.queerama.co.uk

 

Synopsis

Queerama is a film traversing a century of gay experiences, created from the treasure trove of the BFI archive. Daisy Asquith and her collaborators have dug out a wealth of found footage ranging from unknown newsreel and amateur film from the 20s and 30s, and the sub textual references in 40s cinema, to the AIDS crisis in the 80s and 90s, and the developments of recent years – a century of change.

»The documentaries from the early 60s were possibly the most extraordinary discovery. They are funny and shocking now but they are also the earliest example I could find of anyone actually listening to the voices of gay men and lesbians rather than just portraying them as bad guys, tragic figures or sick in the head. They also betray very disturbing attitudes from the 50s and 60s, which regarded gay people as a problem, both medical and social. The courage and dignity of the participants in the documentaries is extraordinary. They were out of the closet and in love before decriminalisation. [...] Subtextual [queerness] is important, because actually gay people for most of this century had to seek queerness out themselves, uncover it, imagine it, create it within texts that were either not intentionally queer at all, or perhaps kept their queerness well hidden.«
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Daisy Asquith
Great Britain
2017
Documentary
2018
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