SAME, SAME, BUT DIFFERENT
Same, same, but different is a special project aimed at students and teachers in Bologna’s high schools, which uses a cinematographic language to educate new generations to show respect to that which is different, seen as a way of bringing cultural wealth, and vehicles for constructive dialogue within contemporary society. After the projections, a debate regarding the subject of the films will take place.
In collaboration with Paper moon.
For technical reasons, the projection is postponed to a date to be set.
The Devotion Project – My Person
directed by Antony Osso (USA, 2012, 10’, documentary)
The portrait of a family like many others, Eric and Anne Plemons, who are bringing up their daughter Giona in Oakland. Eric, a trans man, met Anna in Chicago seven years ago.
Together they tell of their love story, their wedding and the birth of their daughter. Together they also tell of the challenges that they have to face every day and the happiness with which they overcome adversity, in order to be a family.
directed by Magnus Mork (UK / Norway, 2013, 11’, fiction)
In the middle of the night, in a burger bar in Cardiff, a smorgasbord of the lives of gay and straight, men and women, couples, singles and friends.
directed by Anneke de Lind van Wijngaarden (Netherlands, 2007, 15’, documentary)
Danny is 14 and gay. Realising that life could be difficult for a boy like him, he decides to take part in Amsterdam’s Gay Pride, aboard a boat with gay and lesbian teenagers like him. As soon as the media find out his plans, Danny becomes a mini-celebrity and the preparations for Pride are made public by the press. Will he manage to make it to the boat?
It’s Not a Cowboy Movie (Ce n’est pas un film de cow-boys)
directed by Benjamin Parent (France 2012, 12’ | fiction)
Brokeback Mountain was shown on TV. In the school toilets, Vincent describes the film to his class-mate Moussa, during the break between lessons. In the meantime, in the girls’ bathroom, Jessica, deeply moved by the film, bombards her best friend Nadia with embarrassing questions about her gay father.
Straight with you (Niet op meisjes)
directed by Daan Bol (Netherlands, 2013, 19’ documentary)
Even though he is only 12, Melvin is quite happy to come out to his parents and his best girl-friend. He is also aware that bullying prevents him from coming out completely in public, but now he has to decide how to delicately manage the fact that a boy in his class has fallen for him.
From Lucas to Luus (Van Lucas naar Luus)
directed by Charlotte Hoogakker (Netherlands 2005, 18’, documentary)
Luus was born Lucas, a boy, but inside he is a girl. How do you become a girl? Can you go to the ladies bathroom or do you have to use the men’s? What do you do when you go swimming in the pool? Luus answers his school-friends questions with all the freshness and sincerity of his tender age: 10 years old.