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The Resource East / west : sex & politics, by Jochen Hick, (electronic resource)

East / west : sex & politics, by Jochen Hick, (electronic resource)

Label
East / west : sex & politics
Title
East / west
Title remainder
sex & politics
Statement of responsibility
by Jochen Hick
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How does one build a movement for minority rights - especially gay rights - in a country without a democratic tradition? Moscow activist Nikolai Alekseev's crusade is made all the more difficult by the forces arrayed against him, from narrow-focus neo-nationalists to Mayor Luzhkov and Prime Minister Putin; from vehement, violent homophobes to the Russian Orthodox Church. Even the publisher of Russia's lone gay magazine, KWIR, opposes Alekseev's Gay Pride campaign. "It makes our life much tougher," he explains, "and we don't see any profits out of this parade."Jochen Hick's slyly constructed documentary gradually reveals the contradictory nature of queer life in Moscow. A thriving gay dance-club scene and a public park where lesbians kibitz and kiss indicate a small subculture that's generally tolerated. But gay bashings and firings without cause are sufficiently prevalent to keep most people in the closet to everyone outside their circle of friends. One consequence is that publicized, organized marches are less effective at drawing crowds of gays and lesbians than attracting haters of all stripes. (Hence the lack of enthusiasm on the part of KWIR's publisher.) This sobering film introduces us to an intriguing cross-section of Moscow's queers, including veteran activist Evgeniya Debryanskaya and transvestite performance artist Ahasver. Ranging from flamboyant to shyly defiant, they evince tenderness, style, humor and, above all, a boatload of courage
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
This edition in English and Russian with English subtitles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hick, Jochen
Runtime
96
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay liberation movement
  • Gays
  • Gays
  • Homosexuality
Technique
live action
Label
East / west : sex & politics, by Jochen Hick, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LGBT;1832442
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 16, 2013)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1832442/gltv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (96 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210802
  • (OCoLC)849672628
Video recording format
other
Label
East / west : sex & politics, by Jochen Hick, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?LGBT;1832442
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 16, 2013)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1832442/gltv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (96 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210802
  • (OCoLC)849672628
Video recording format
other

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