Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Spring 2018 Film Series - Abrindo o Armário (Opening the Closet, Dario Menezes and Luis Abramo, 2016)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.

The film dives into the process of liberation and conquests of the gay movement in Brazil. Through interviews, archival images and artistic performances, the film shows how homosexuals from different generations faced resistance, conquered spaces and fought for the right to construct a political, social and collective identity. (Globo Filmes)

Running from February through May 2018,  the Brazil Initiative's Spring Film Series presents a selection of seven films, both feature films and documentaries, on LGBT experiences within Brazilian society. The series serves as a reminder as to the rich catalogue of LGBT-themed films in Brazil.