Czech premiere

Love, Scott

Love, Scott

Laura Wayne
Canada | 2018 | 76 min.

Language: English
Filmy jsou promítány v českém znění
nebo s českými titulky

Category: Panorama

Scott became a victim of hate crime because of his sexual orientation. That night changed his life and gave rise to the “Don’t BE Afraid” movement which battles homophobia.

Muted light falls on the face of a gifted music student from Toronto, Canada, who one evening was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Exactly 1 year later, Scott, wheelchair-bound as a result of spinal cord damage, returns to the place where he was stabbed. This sensitively shot film reconstructs the entire event and uses it to explore society’s still-conservative stance towards the LGBT minority. The way things develop, interviews with Scott’s family, and archive material form a collage that leads Scott from his childhood to the final scene, when he receives a letter from his attacker. “Forgiveness is a journey, a process, a choice that he is faced with every day.”

Impact

Scott Jones from the film Love, Scott survived a physical assault motivated by hatred. He decided to face it and set up the Don't BE Afraid campaign, which supports the creative fight against homophobia and transphobia. Contribute to its activities or launch an initiative that will help us to respect each other. Visit the campaign website for more information: http://dontbeafraidcampaign.org/get-involved/

Director

Laura Wayne

Filmography
2018 - Love, Scott
2014 - Most of Us Don't Live There

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