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On Friday, May 2nd, 2014 The Gatekeepers Collective
will go on an outing to see the groundbreaking film TABOO YARDIES at the
Faison Firehouse Theater in Harlem.
WE WILL NOT BE MEETING AT OUR REGULAR SPACE.

As you may know, filmmaker Selena Blake spent the last six years collecting and assembling the extraordinary stories of courage and triumph in the face of intense resistance to observance of our dazzling diversity documented in the film.

She has used the film as an advocacy tool, gaining the support of former Prime Minister Manley’s wife who made entrée to her to several Parliamentarians, media personalities, religious and other leaders in Jamaica, all of whom have committed to the idea of engaging community-building dialogues around issues of  SGL/LGBT human rights. We are calling this human rights mission United for Change.

The short run of TABOO YARDIES next weekend at the Faison Firehouse Theater will help to raise funds to send the United for Change contingent to Jamaica to take up the aforementioned parties on their offers.


Taboo…Yardies, the documentary by filmmaker Selena Blake revealing the island of Jamaica as a hotbed of homo-intolerance and violence.

The controversial documentary is a searing, at turns poignant depiction of the myriad of perspectives surrounding the topic of intolerance and violence towards same gender loving (SGL), lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people living in Jamaica.  The film has been screened internationally – most importantly, in Jamaica amid heated anti-homosexual protest, prompting media attention and open discussions on the Human Rights of the SGL/LGBT community in Jamaica.
                       
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with film director Selena Blake (creator of the 2005 award winning documentary “Queensbridge: The Other Side” (May/Nov Productions), and John-Martin Green, CEO of The Gatekeeper’s Collective.

Sponsored by
Maynov Productions,
The Gatekeepers Collective
and
Global Network of Black Pride


WHEN:
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
@ 7:30PM
WHERE:
Faison Firehouse Theater
6 Hancock Place
(between 125th Street & Morningside Avenue)
Harlem, New York City

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Tickets: $10.00


For more information on “Taboo…Yardies” visit

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