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LGBT Britain: Britain on Film (PG)

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Dir: various | UK | 1909-1994 | 85mins

Including some of the earliest known representations of LGBT people on screen, this archival film explores the struggles and identity politics of the ‘80s and ‘90s; early AIDS victims recounting their painful experiences; the formation of the Gay Black Group, an early instance of intersectional thinking; and the 1980 fight for transgender rights in the European Court.

It’s a moving and fascinating social document encompassing both the collective public fight for basic rights and equality as well as personal, intimate and psychological ones.

Please note: the programme contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect audience members with photosensitive epilepsy.