Monday 15 June 2020 to Tuesday 15 September 2020

Building on the success of Five Films For Freedom, the annual digital programme run by the British Council and BFI, More Films For Freedom brings you three new commissioned short films exploring LGBTIQ+ stories. The films were made by British, Syrian, Palestinian and South African filmmakers.

We're making them available online throughout the summer, when many Pride celebrations have been postponed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a way of linking and celebrating LGBTIQ+ communities everywhere.

Want to know more about the films?

NOWHERE, UK with Palestinian collaboration

Available to view from 15 June – 14 July

20 mins

Director | Christopher Manning

A young Palestinian woman crosses the Israeli border illegally to find her long-lost brother, discovering the truth behind his exiled existence.

THE MEN WHO SPEAK GAYLE, UK with African collaboration

Available to view from 15 July – 14 August

10 mins

Director | Andrew Brukman

Young drag performer Nathan is one of the last people to speak Gayle – a secret language the gay community were forced to invent during Apartheid.

LET MY BODY SPEAK, UK with Syrian collaboration

Available to view from 15 August – 14 September

10 mins

Director | Madonna Adib

Our bodies store memories. The body does not forget. A childhood in Damascus, OCD, the revolution, falling in love with a woman. My body remembers.