Discover the experiences of LGBTQ+ people around the world with these five short films

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These five films will move you.

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The British Council is promoting emerging filmmakers by showcasing five films centred around LGBTQ+ issues online.

Five Films For Freedom is in its fourth year of showing LGBTQ+-centred works. Last year, the films were viewed 1.8 million times by people in 202 countries and principalities, including parts of the world where homosexuality is criminalised.

Made in India, Greece, South Korea, Canada and the UK, the films will be shown in London, but can be viewed online until April 1.

1. Landline by Matt Houghton

Stories of stigma, homophobia, internal struggle and acceptance in rural communities are told, accompanied by thoughtful film dramatisation.

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2. Goddess by Karishma Dev Dube


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3. Uninvited by Seung Yeob Lee


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4. Handsome & Majestic by Jeff Lee Petry and Nathan Drillot

5. Goldfish by Yorgos Angelopoulos

Goldfish is a tale of a macho father and his seven-year-old son, who names his new goldfish after Olympic Diver Tom Daley. His father’s reaction is not what he hoped.

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