Feed them to the cannibals!

Australia, 1993

Film
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In 1972 a small number of lesbians and gay men held the first Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney, a then militant solidarity march for gay rights. Over the last two decades the Sydney Gay Mardi Gras has become one of the biggest festivals around the world, attracting hundreds of thousands of international and domestic tourists every year. The film explores the history of the Sydney lesbian and gay community, a community organised around relationships of love, solidarity and pleasure and which is challenging the traditional ways society has understood family, love and commitment. Many of the activists interviewed discuss the changes in gay and lesbian politics over the last twenty years and the changes in the lived experiences of non-heterosexuality.

Credits

producer/director

Fiona Cunningham Reid

production company

Baobab Productions

Dangerous to Know

Duration

01:07:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1993

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38722

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Festivals - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Sydney (N.S.W.)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Gay liberation movement

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Gay and lesbian studies

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Gay liberation movement

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

History → History

Music & Performing Arts → Mardi Gras

Places → Sydney (N.S.W.)

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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