The Peoples Film Club Presents: Paragraph 175
When: Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: The Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, LS6 1JD Leeds
What: “The film is a somber, revealing testament to the gay men and lesbians who, for too long, have been excluded from Holocaust history.”
Between 1933-1945 approximately 100,000 men were arrested for homosexuality in Nazi Germany, half of whom were imprisoned. An estimated 10,000 – 15,000 were sent to concentration camps, and by 1945 only 4,000 survived.
72 years later and hundreds of gay men are still being imprisoned today in Chechnya, Russia. LGBT people in Chechnya continue to suffer forced detention, torture and even murder by the Chechen state, all on the basis of their sexuality.
ALL profits from this special screening will be donated to the Russian LGBT network.
“It is difficult not to recall the phrase that has long been associated with the Holocaust — “We must never forget.” Paragraph 175 is an extraordinary film that serves as an important reminder of the necessity of recording, documenting, and preserving the most shameful chapters of our past so future generations can insure history will never be repeat itself.”
The Academy Award-winning producing and directing team of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman examines the persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany and received numerous awards at festivals including Best Documentary Jury Prize for Direction at Sundance 2000, and the Teddy Award for Best Documentary at the 2000 Berlin Film Festival.
DIRECTOR: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
DETAILS: New Yorker Films, 2000, 81 minutes
PAY AS YOU FEEL EVENT. Suggested donation £5.
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