Last year, SlutWalk Singapore planned to screen the documentary Courage Unfolds together with Sayoni as part of our fringe programme. However, due to the noise SWSG started to make, MDA approached us and told us that the film had to be rated by the Board of Film Censors, despite it being a private event. We have finally paid for, and received the license to screen this film.
Courage Unfolds is a video highlighting the struggles and triumphs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists in Asia and promoting the use of international human rights law as a tool for social change. This video was co-produced by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) and Lesbian Advocates Philippines (LeAP!).
The video highlights the issues faced by LGBT people in Asia as a way to make the Yogyakarta Principles accessible in layman’s terms. This set of 29 international legal principles – articulated in 2006 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia by a group of experts from around the world – addresses the application of international law to human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The video shows how the Yogyakarta principles are a relevant and effective tool that LGBT activists can use in their advocacy for human rights.
For this screening, we will be showing extra footage from the DVD and this will be followed by a Post Show Discussion with SlutWalk Singapore and Sayoni. In particular, we will examine how the Yogyakarta Principles are relevant to activism in Singapore, and how they can be used to address violence and discrimination against sexual minorities.
This film is rated R21 by MDA.
The Yogyakarta Principles: http://www.yogyakartaprinciples.org/
Entry is by donation to cover the cost of venue hire (suggested amount of S$10).
Date : 28th Feb 2012
Time : 7.30pm
Location : The Arts House, Screening Room