Attending this event

Lisa Morgenthau

LISA MORGENTHAU is a British documentary filmmaker. With a background as an advertising creative, she decided to turn her hand to directing. Lisa’s film A Queer Country will be showing at this year’s festival and she will be in attendance for a Q&A afterwards.

Harriet Davies

Harriet has a diploma in multimedia journalism accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists. She has worked as a journalist since 2009, working for ClearView Financial Media and the Financial Times Group. She has a Masters and BSc in economics from the University of Sussex.

Films screening at this event

A Queer Country

Director
Lisa Morgenthau
Country
Israel, UK
Year
2016
Duration
73 min

A Queer Country takes us on a riveting journey through Israel’s LGBT history. The film celebrates the community’s remarkable achievement in making Israel – Tel Aviv in particular – the gay capital of the Middle East, whilst also considering the oft-heard accusations of so-called ‘pinkwashing’ of other human rights violations. Indeed, the community’s success stories are often overshadowed by the conflicted nature of Israeli society, discriminatory laws and homophobic attacks. While displaying cautious optimism, A Queer Country shows the battle is not yet over.