EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, next week 10 Play will screen a collection of LGBTQI+-focused documentaries.
These three documentaries received funding through Network 10 and Screen Australia’s joint initiative Out Here to put a spotlight on the diversity of LGBTIQ+ lives and communities in regional Australia.
Each project also has at least one director or producer who identifies as LGBTQI+.
Alone Out Here (pictured top)
Jon Wright isn’t your typical farmer. He knows climate change is no joke, and is on a mission to transform his cattle farm into an environmental blueprint for the future. His dreams of creating a legacy and making a positive change has taken a personal toll, as the gay, fourth generation farmer overcomes loneliness and a life without children.
Sam Watson road trips across Tasmania, examining the impact and legacy of LGBTQI+ campaigner Rodney Croome. With archival footage and interviews with Sam and Rodney’s families and friends, Belonging examines Tasmania’s journey from a place of prejudice to acceptance.
The Rainbow Passage
The Rainbow Passage is an intimate documentary that charts the love story of Candace and Amanda as they embark on their Gender affirmation journey. Along with their bestie, Hannah, they build a life and community of LGBTIQA+ Friends together in regional Australia, before heading to Korea for voice surgery.
All three will be available from Monday, 24 February on 10 Play.