Jerusalem Is Proud to Present
- Original Title
- Jerušalajim gea lehacig
- Gilady, Nitzan, director.
- English, Arabic, Hebrew, Yiddish.
- Israel : Schal, Yonit, 2007.
- Physical Description
- DVD-ROM (89 min.)
- In the summer of 2006, Jerusalem was supposed to host the World Pride festival for the first time in its history and this was meant to culminate in a gay pride parade. The festival, however, met with enormous resistance from representatives of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian religious communities. Above all, ultra–orthodox Jews did not hesitate to use all means at their disposal to prevent the planned event, including intimidation and threats of physical violence. Their intransigent resistance erupted on the streets of Jerusalem with a wave of violence in the days leading up to the scheduled march. This documentary film shows the determination and bravery of the parade's organisers from the Open House association. For them, in an escalating atmosphere of homophobia and in the face of threats and violence, holding the march became something a lot more fundamental than just freely expressing their opinion. Director Nitzan Gilady gives us a unique view of preparations for a festival celebrating tolerance in conservative society, which is deeply intolerant and won't permit any discussion on the subject of minorities with a different sexual orientation.
- Documentary films
- Title Translation
- Jerusalem Is Proud to Present
- Verzio Film Festival Submission
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