Before the action of the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, 10 Play will be dropping Out Here, a collection of LGBTQI+ focused documentaries.
These three documentaries received funding through Network 10 and Screen Australia’s joint initiative Out Here to put a spotlight on the diversity of LGBTIQ+ lives and communities in regional Australia.
From an eco-conscious cattle farmer, who faces the loneliness of being a gay man in rural Australia, transgender women travelling to Korea for voice surgery or an up-close look at the journey of gay activism across two generations, Out Here is an eye-opening look at LGBTQI+ stories.
Documentary, Alone Out Here, focuses on Jon Wright, who isn’t your typical farmer. He knows climate change is no joke, and is ona mission to transform his cattle farm into an environmental blueprint for the future. His dreams of creating a legacy and making a positive change has taken a personal toll, as the gay, fourth generation farmer overcomes loneliness and a life without children.
In Belonging, Sam Watson road trips across Tasmania, examining the impact and legacy of LGBTQI+ campaigner Rodney Croome. With archival footage and interviews withSam and Rodney’s families and friends, Belonging examines Tasmania’s journeyfrom a place of prejudice to acceptance.
And lastly, The Rainbow Passage is an intimate documentary that charts the love story of Candace and Amanda as they embark on their Gender affirmation journey. Along with their bestie, Hannah, they build a life and community of LGBTIQA+ Friends together in regional Australia, before heading to Korea for voice surgery.
With at least one director or producer who identifies as LGBTQI+, Out Here lends a microphone to the stories and people of the Rainbow Community.
Top photo: Sam Watson, Belonging.