Taboo Yardies

Monday 05 August
1:30pm
Screen 2

Jamaica, USA
2012
79 mins
Director: Selena Blake

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It may come as a surprise to learn that the seemingly friendly and relaxed island of Jamaica has been described by many human-rights groups as the most homophobic place on earth. Shot on the ground in an almost guerrilla style, this film takes us right into the heart of the violence, hatred and persecution suffered by the Jamaican LGBT population.

Featuring chilling interviews with victims of homophobia, whose faces are digitally obscured, such is the danger they face on their own streets, Taboo Yardies is a startling and shocking documentary which reminds us that homophobia is still a clear and present danger in many corners of the world.

Although it makes for difficult viewing at times, we are honoured to screen this film for a Dublin audience.