LGBT Film Day – ‘Family and Parenting’

In partnership with Camden LGBT Forum


Sunday 18th October 2015

Stevenson Lecture Theatre, British Museum

FREE, tickets required for each session.

As Hate Crime Awareness Week comes to a close why not lift your spirits with an afternoon of films dedicated to LGBT+ family life. We know a strong family, whether traditional, extended or otherwise, is a vital component to many of us. You are welcome to join us for one film or for the whole afternoon! Tickets will be available for booking via the website, the ticket office on 020 7323 8181, or the Ticket Desk in the Great Court. For more information, or to book online, please visit the British Museum’s website here: BOOK ONLINE. Please note that although tickets are free you will need one for each film you want to see due to box office rules.



Welcome, introduction and You’re Dead to Me (2013)
Short, Drama / Certificate to be confirmed – please be aware/ 12 minutes

Andrea, a grieving Chicana mother, confronts an uninvited family member before her Día de los Muertos celebration. By night’s end, death offers her a choice that she couldn’t make in life. You’re Dead to Me is a short film produced by Film Independent’s signature diversity fellowship program, Project: Involve.


14.15 -15.20

Our House: A Very Real Documentary About Kids of Gay & Lesbian Parents (2000)

Documentary/ Cert. Exempt / 57 minutes

Our House is a frank, insightful exploration of what it means to grow up with gay or lesbian parents. The one-hour documentary profiles the sons and daughters – ages five to twenty-three years old – in five diverse families who are facing the usual highs and lows of growing up, developing their own feelings about their parents’ sexuality, and encountering a wide variety of reactions from relatives, classmates, teachers, and neighbors. Directed by Meema Spadola.



The Guest (2012) followed by Q&A panel discussion with the filmmaker Kira de Hemmer Jeppesen and others

Documentary/ Cert. Exempt / 20 minutes

Unfolding the personal story of a Danish surrogate mother, this ethnographic film contributes to anthropology on assisted reproduction, relatedness, modern kinship, and perceptions of body and mind. Following the mature surrogate and her female partner throughout the pregnancy, we are through intimate interviews given a rare insight into the tabooed and secretive world of surrogacy in Scandinavia. Dealing with social norms and possible condemnation from the outside world, the surrogate expresses motivational factors, ethical considerations and thoughts about motherhood and family concerns. The film will be of specific interest to those interested in medical anthropology, LGBT rights, reciprocity and gift giving. Directed by Kira de Hemmer Jeppesen Supported by the Royal Anthropological Institute

The screening of The Guest will be followed by a Q&A with Kira de Hemmer Jeppesen, director of the ‘The Guest’ amongst others. The Q&A will also feature campaigners from the We Are The Black Cap campaign to save the famous Camden LGBT venue, which for so many of us, is just as an important family unit as one of the home.



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