Queerama directed by Daisy Asquith is a film created from the treasures at the BFI National Archive. The documentary studies the steady progress of LGBTQ rights in Britain and how it has changed the lives of all those effected. The film goes on a journey over the past century delving into gay experiences, encompassing persecution and prosecution, injustice, love and desire, identity, secrets, forbidden encounters, sexual liberation and pride.
The film begins with the first ever gay relationship captured on film, originally released in 1919, Different From the Others and then continues to work its way through the decades, right up until today. It uses newsreel and amateur film from the 20s and 30s, studies the sexual liberation of the 00s, looks at queer and transgender scene on top of the chemsex, gay parenting and the gay marriage campaign of recent years.
The soundtrack features the music of John Grant and Hercules ; Love Affair with the images, and guides us intimately into the relationships, desires, fears and expressions of gay men and women in the 20th century a century of incredible change.
Special features include a fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film.
Release Date: 26th March 2018
No. Discs: 1 DVD
Running Time: 1hr 10