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LGBT Film Event – ‘Family and Parenting’

In partnership with Camden LGBT Forum

18th October 2015
Stevenson Lecture Theatre, British Museum
FREE, tickets required for each session.
You are welcome to join us for one session 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.

Welcome, introduction and You’re Dead to Me (2013)
Short, Drama / Cert. 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.