During the Prague Pride 2020, we are again organizing an accompanying program called Identity in the City. From August 3 to 7, you'll be able to attend evening screenings and take part in very current debates on queer topics in Kasárna Karlín venue (Prvního pluku 20, Prague 8). Discussions (with refreshments) start at 7:00 p.m. and are free of charge (Czech only). They are followed by screenings from 9:00 p.m., which are all English-friendly and for voluntary admission.
MONDAY (August 3, 2020)
7:00 p.m. – Pub Quiz
Yaaas, guurl! The Czech answer to RuPaul, Tonic Garbage, has prepared another of her brilliant queer-themed pub quizzes for all the Prague Pride visitors. If you know your way around pop-culture and the history of the LGBTQ+ community, come to the Tuesday event in Kasarna Karlin and compete for great prizes! The quiz is open to teams of two to five people. Contestants register on spot. This event is English friendly.
9:00 p.m. – Best of shorts
Involuntary Activist, Gift of the universe, Entropia, Terminally in Love, Crash and Burn, Honey; GB/ Indonesia / Hungary / Canada / Sweden, 93 min.
Are our actions only our own, or is each tiniest decision simultaneously a manifesto we must advocate? Each of us has probably sometimes felt like an Involuntary Activist, but there‘s no other chance than to put up with it or you‘ll Crash and Burn, Honey. To prevent Entropia and other unpleasant Gift of the universe, the short films' protagonists find salvation in self-love and introspection. The short films collection is much more than Terminally in Love – after seeing it, you‘ll be terminally enriched!
TUESDAY (August 4, 2020)
7:00 p.m. – Speed Dating
Love is love when girls date girls… For those who‘re single, we‘ve prepared the popular speed dating where you might meet the one. And even if not, you‘ll certainly have a great time. The event is hosted by our Bára Šichanová. Speed Dating requires registration via this form: https://bit.ly/rychloseznamkaZENY. We open at 6:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m. – Nina
Poland, 129 min.
Only a child can save Nina from her unhappy marriage, but to find a surrogate mother in Catholic Poland is not easy. When beautiful Magda storms into her life, it looks like an unexpected miracle that can put a stop to the suffering. However, it might be in another way than Nina thought – she isn‘t filled with joy by the vision of the baby, but by the presence of the wild Magda, to whom she feels closer than to her husband. What would be a happy ending for Nina: finding new love, or having a child?
WEDNESDAY (August 5, 2020)
7:00 p.m. – Lives of LGBTQ+ individuals in Chechnya and surrounding areas
The situation in Chechnya is becoming more than horrible for LGBTQ+ people during the last few years. The winner of Special Mention at this year’s One World Festival in the category that spreads human rights awareness, documentary Welcome to Chechnya, is a clear proof of it. What does it mean to be part of LGBTQ+ community in Chechnya and surrounding areas and what kind of defense or escape options do they have? You can talk about these questions with people who lived or helped there. One of the panelists is Zakir Mogamedov, journalist and activist from Dagestan.
9:00 p.m. – Welcome to Chechnya – Premiere screening as a part of Get your Audience! (in cooperation with the One World Film Festival)
USA, 107 min.
In recent years, the Chechen security forces have implemented an uncompromising and bloody policy towards gays and lesbians. Arrests and physical punishments are commonplace. Citizens accused of homosexuality can respond to the state's destruction of lives and families with the greatest difficulty, usually by rapid emigration. David France's documentary screened at this year's Sundance Festival follows the path of those who have been the victims of repression and those who have decided to help them. Organized in cooperation with One World FF.
THURSDAY (August 6, 2020)
7:00 p.m. – Queer education in the Czech Republic
What is it like to go through elementary school in Czech towns and villages as a queer person? How much information do the teachers have, and how much the students? What stereotypes are still alive in the students‘ heads and what are they afraid of? The discussion panel will offer an insight into the “Mezipatra at Schools” educational programs and will discuss the issues of education on gender and sexuality. The discussion will be hosted by the project coordinator Marcela Macháčková and her guests will be doc. PhDr. Irena Smetáčková, Ph.D., Aleš Rumpel and Adam Šindelář.
9:00 p.m. – Adam
USA, 95 min.
When eighteen-year-old Adam longing for an adventure comes to visit his sister in New York, it opens up a possibility to see the queer world he wouldn‘t probably encounter on his own. Moreover, he meets the enchanting Gillian. They really like each other, but there‘s a catch: Gillian thinks Adam is trans. Come and see the winning film of Mezipatra QFF 2019: Adam, an American indie comedy about the importance of friendship and mutual tolerance not only within the queer community.
FRIDAY (August 7, 2020)
7:00 p.m. – Movie Barf debate with Tbilisi Pride
Are you interested in the current situation of the LGBTQ+ community in Georgia? You can learn more about this beautiful country in the online discussion between Ryan from Movie Barf and the Tbilisi Pride representative. One of the topics will also be the Swedish-Georgian drama and Mezipatra's hit, And Then We Danced, which is in cinemas right now!
9:00 p.m. – And Then We Danced
Georgia, Sweden, France, 106 min.
Dancing is Merab‘s only passion. Being a member of the Georgian National Ensemble also represents security and a door to the free world in this poor and conservative country. But the success means not only endless toil, but also the impossibility to uncover one‘s true feelings if they go against the idea that a couple consists of a man and a woman. Merab's life starts getting complicated when a talented new dancer named Irakli joins the ensemble. Their rivalry soon transforms into a closeness that, despite social expectations, leads the young man to self-realization, liberation, and true self-expression.