14. júna bude náš druhý filmový večer o LGBT

Po veľkom úspechu prvého filmového večera 17. mája, ktorým sme si pripomenuli Medzinárodný deň proti homofóbii, teraz pripravujeme druhý filmový večer o právach LGBT, ktorý sa bude konať v Záhrade – Centre nezávislej kultúry (Námestie SNP 16, Banská Bystrica) v piatok 14. júna o 18:00.

Tentoraz sa budeme touto kontraverzou témou zaoberať z úplne inej perspektívy: budeme premietať taliansky dokumentárny film Due volte genitori (Druhý raz rodičom), režiséra Claudia Cipellettiho, v produkcii Ageda Onlusa, s podporou od Európskej komisie, z projektu Daphne II „Záležitosti rodiny“. Film nazerá priamo do srdca rodiny a na to, ako sa rodina  prispôsobuje informácii, že ich syn alebo dcéra sú homosexuáli. Matky a otcovia sa vyrovnávajú so svojimi zničenými očakávaniami a začínajú akceptovať svoj vlastný „prerod“ ako rodiča, mimo samotného faktu homosexuality.

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Film uvedieme v taliančine so slovenskými titulkami a potom bude nasledovať diskusia v slovenčine a angličtine, moderovaná Radom Slobodom z Univerzitnej skupiny Amnesty International v Banskej Bystrici. Vďaka Tlmočníckej a prekladateľskej spoločnosti FHV UMB bude s nami aj Stanka, ktorá nám pomôže s prekladom.

Vstupné na podujatie bude dobrovoľné a sami budete môcť rozhodnúť či a akou sumou podporíte náklady centra Záhrada.

Tu je podujatie na Facebooku, aby ste nám mohli pomôcť s propagáciou akcie! Pri tejto príležitosti chcem vopred poďakovať našim partnerom pri organizácii tohto podujatia: Centru Záhrada, Amnesty International, Tlmočníckej a prekladateľskej spoločnosti FHV UMB, a prekladateľom titulkov (Roman Ries a Paulína Majerčáková).

Teším sa na stretnutie s vami v Záhrade!

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On June 14 our second movie night about LGBT

After the big succes of the first movie night on May 17 to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, we are now preparing a second movie night on LGBT rights, which will take place in Záhrada Centre of Independent Culture (Námestie SNP 16, Banská Bystrica) on Friday June 14 at 6 pm.

This time we will tackle this controversial issue from a completely different point of view: we will watch the Italian documentary Due volte genitori (Parents reborn), a film by Claudio Cipelletti produced by Agedo Onlus with the support of the European Commission, Project Daphne II “Family matters”. The film looks straight into the heart of the family as it adjusts to the news that their son or daughter is homosexual. Mothers and fathers cope with their crushed expectations and begin to accept their own rebirth as parents, aside from the issue of homosexuality itself.

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We will watch the film in Italian with Slovak subtitles and afterwards there will be a discussion in Slovak and English moderated by Rado Sloboda from the University Group Amnesty International Banská Bystrica. Thanks to the Interpreters and Translators University Agency (Tlmočnícka a prekladateľská spoločnosť FHV UMB) Stanka will be there to help us with the translation.

To take part in the movie night, you will not be asked to pay an admission fee, but you can make a voluntary offer which will go to Záhrada to cover electricity costs.

Here’s the event on Facebook, so spread the word! I also seize the opportunity to thank in advance our partners in the organisation of the event: ZáhradaUniversity Group Amnesty International Banská Bystrica, the Interpreters and Translators University Agency and and the subtitlers (Roman Ries and Paulína Majerčáková).

I hope I’ll meet you all in Záhrada!

Some comments about our first movie night

Last Friday, to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia there was our first movie night against homophobia. We watched the French animated film Le baiser de la lune (to have more information about the film or to buy the DVD click here).

The film was released in 2010 with the aim of speaking about different forms of love with children of 9 to 11 years old, through the stories of Felix and Leon, two male fish who fall in love with each other, Agata, who’s waiting for her prince and the sun and the moon. As it’s easy to imagine, the release of a film with such an aim caused quite a big uproar in France.

I found out about the film about one year ago thanks to a French radio programme in which they interviewed the director (here’s the link). When we decided to organise some movie nights about homophobia, I immediately thought that I wanted to share with other people this special movie, so I got in touch with the director, Sébastien Watel, who immediately accepted, and we started preparing the subtitles.

The preparation of the subtitles was for me extremely interesting and rewarding because it’s something related to my big passion and work and as it was another opportunity for me to work on my Slovak.

But let’s go back to Friday. The movie night was very successful, even more successful than we expected 🙂 , because more than 30 people took part in the event and discussed about homophobia for about 2 hours. The discussion was for me really stimulating as, even though we didn’t all have the same opinion on some topics (and perhaps even more so), everybody was willing to exchange their views.

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The aim of this initiative is to fight against homophobia, but to achieve it, we don’t need to do any brain washing: we just need to discuss and share information, as I think that lack of information is at the root of all the forms of racism.

Thanks a lot to all the participants, I’m really glad that you came and shared with us your time and ideas! And also a big thank you goes to Sébastien Watel – the director of the film, Andy – my coordinator, Rado – from Amnesty International, Milan and Kristina – from Záhrada, the Interpreters and Translators University Agency (Tlmočnícka a prekladateľská spoločnosť FHV UMB), Stanka – our fantastic interpreter, Charlène – from Alliance Française, Martina – who helped me translate the subtitles and Vessy – who made the flyer.

See you on Friday June 14 at 6 pm in Záhrada for our next movie night against homophobia. We’ll watch Parents Reborn. I will soon post more information, stay tuned!

Emanuela

May 17: update on movie night Le Baiser de la Lune

Everything is ready for our first movie night! And thanks to the Interpreters and Translators University Agency (Tlmočnícka a prekladateľská spoločnosť FHV UMB) we’ll also have an interpreter who will help us translating from Slovak into French and English and viceversa.Thank you Stanka in advance!

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So, see you all in Záhrada next Friday, May 17 at 6 pm to watch Le Basier de la Lune and to discuss about homophobia.

Emanuela

On May 17 our first movie night on LGBTI

On May 17, all around the world people will celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia. There will be many events aimed at raising awanereness among people on the rights of the LGBTI community. As far as I’m concerned, I feel really close to this cause, that’s way in February I took part in the living library organised by Amnesty International dedicated to the rights of sexual minorities and I proposed to organise a series of movie nights about this important and extremely topical issue.

The series of movie nights will start on May 17 at 6 pm in Záhrada Centre of Independent Culture (Námestie SNP 16, Banská Bystrica) with the French , animated film Le baiser de la lune (The Moon’s kiss). The film is about the story of Felix, a male fish, who falls in love with Leon, another male fish. Their love is impossible, especially because Agata the cat, Felix’s “grandmother”, would like Felix to get married with a female fish.

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The film has been made to speak to children about a different form of love, but in my opinion, it deserves been watched by everyone. It just lasts 26 minutes and we will watch it in French with Slovak subtitles. After watching the film there will be a discussion. At the moment, the main language of the discussion will be Slovak, but we are thinking about asking for help to an interpreter. To take part in the movie night, you will not be asked to pay an admission fee, but you could make a voluntary offer which will go to Záhrada to cover electricity costs.

Here’s the trailer of the film in French and this is the event on Facebook. I also seize the opportunity to thank in advance our partners in the organisation of the event: Záhrada, University Group Amnesty International Banská Bystrica and Alliance Française Banská Bystrica.

I hope I’ll meet you all in Záhrada!

Emanuela