Free & Equal Global Film Series

The Free & Equal Global Film Series is a collection of documentaries and narrative films that explore the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in different parts of the world. Films included in the series are available to UN offices for non-commercial screenings and educational purposes.

The Global Film Series is part of the United Nations’ global Free & Equal campaign, dedicated to raising awareness of homophobic and transphobic discrimination and violence. It is an initiative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the United Nations Creative Community Outreach Initiative, with support from Film Independent.

How to organize a screening
Any UN office can hold up to two screenings per country. The film makers of films included in the series have agreed to waive any booking fees and other charges that might normally apply. Screenings may be either open to the public or to an invited audience, and admission must be free of charge.

UN offices are encouraged to consider organizing panel discussions or other events linked to screenings as a way to engage local communities in discussion of the themes highlighted on screen. Collaboration with civil society organization, local government and other stakeholders is also encouraged. Activists may approach a local UN office if they are interested in co-organizing an event and screening.

A Free & Equal Global Film Series poster can be downloaded here in order to publicize screenings (space is provided for adding the film title(s) date(s), venue and other relevant details).

UN offices that are interested in screening any of the films are invited to send a request with “Request to Free & Equal Global Film Series” as email subject to limad@un.org, specifying the film title, purpose, possible partners and planned date of the screening.