The Hate Crimes Working Group, of which Sonke Gender Justice is a member, proudly invites you to the screening of award winning documentary African Pride, by Irish filmmaker Laura Fletcher.
Winner of Best Human Rights Documentary at Galway Film Fleadh 2014 and the Green Rose for Best Documentary with a Global Message at the Jaipur International Film Festival 2015, ‘African Pride’ shares the stories of lesbian women in South Africa’s townships who are meeting homophobic violence with visibility.
South Africa’s Constitution was the first in the world to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. But rights belie the reality for many.
Homophobia has found violent expression in assaults, rape and murders. In South African townships lesbian women are frequently targets of some of the most brutal of these attacks, their sexuality condemned as un-African, un-Christian and unacceptable.