GALA and the Alliance Française are hosting a special event to mark International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.
Please join us for a screening of Foot for Love, a documentary about South African lesbian soccer team, and My Life, My Story, My Terms: Queer Women from Alex Speak Out, a GALA digital life-story project. The screenings will be followed by a short discussion.
This will also be the official opening of A Different Fight for Freedom, a new six-panel exhibition by GALA.
Further information about the films and exhibition can be found below.
A Different Fight for Freedom
A six-panel exhibition by GALA focusing on the inspiring and often poignant stories of a handful of individuals. The exhibition aims to give a glimpse into the long, courageous and sometimes painful story of LGBTI people in South Africa.
My Life, My Story, My Terms: Queer Women from Alex Speak Out
In 2013, twelve lesbian women from Alexandra participated in a workshop in which they reflected on their experiences of discrimination and violence. These digital stories are based on the personal narratives that emerged. The stories highlight the complex ways in which these women negotiate their sexuality and understand their lives and expereinces. This project was supported by the French Civil Society Development Fund.
Foot for Love
June 24, 2012: in the pouring rain, a football game unlike any other takes place at the famous Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Two women's teams face one another on the pitch: the Thokozani Football Club, from a township near Durban, and the Parisian team Les Dégommeuses. On the pitch, the South African players show the same determination they have in life, confronted, as they are, by violence and discrimination towards black women who transgress gender norms. The game ends with a 2 to 1 for Les Dégommeuses – but the players of the Thokozani football club have not said their last word.