Thursday, July 12, 2007

Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World (2003)

After Stonewall director John Scagliotti approaches the issue of international gay rights in the documentary Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World. With the 2001 police raid on an Egyptian disco at its center, the film explores several global instances of mistreatment against homosexuals. Through interviews and personal accounts, Scagliotti finds human rights violations and other dire conditions in Honduras, Samoa, India, Namibia, Pakistan, and Vietnam. This film also includes a discussion of pop culture images, the Internet, and the progression of changing attitudes in some countries. Narrated by Janeane Garofalo, Dangerous Living was screened at the 2003 San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

Running Time: 60 mins

Janeane Garofalo narrates this short documentary film that even at this length did not contain enough facts for me to want to explore this issue more. She also had no dynamics that she normally has in either her other films and as radio show host.

While I definitely sympathize with the victims of hatred but this film failed to present a complete picture of what is happening across the broad aspects of the nations. I am disappointed that it treats all religions with the same broad brush.
But they did have a point about Uganda and Namibia and the repressions going on there.

And lastly they had to mention that Gay marriage is not allowed in the USA. But the purpose of Marriage is not "love" but for the raising of children for the next generation.

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