November 24, Saturday, 4 PM
The fridge & Haspel, 8 Madrid Blvd.

Screening, 84 min, 2012
Marina Grzinic, Aina Smid and Zvonka T Simcic


This documentary video film is about the 25 anniversary of the lesbian, group  SKUC-LL (1987-2012) and about the  lesbian movement in ex-Yugoslavia. It is a project that visualizes, and defines the context for the movement and of  the LGBTQ community within and with relation to politics, economics, culture, arts and legal institutional structures; this contextualization works on two layers:  first from the decaying socialism to neoliberal capitalism, and then in the time of the 1990s it depicts the transition to a present, bloody neoliberal global capitalism. The video film includes analysis of the movement in the EU after 2004, when Slovenia became a member of EU, and includes discussions and analysis of the “climate” that followed the discussions and rejection of a new family code in Slovenia in 2012.  The family code was rejected by a referendum in March 2012, the majority decided negatively on basic human rights for same sex unions and their children. A special place is given in the film to the Pride Parades in the ex-Yugoslavian territory.

The video film presents a variety of processes of marginalization and the struggle for rights of the lesbian and LGBT community in Slovenia and wider in ex- Yugoslavia. It is a struggle for visibility, but as well a testimony of the incredible power of the lesbian movement, its artistic and cultural potential, critical discourses and emancipatory politics. The film consists of interviews, documents, art projects, nightlife, political appearances, and critical discourse. The film as well talks about Europe, global world capitalism and the status of lesbians today. Other topics that are covered are alliances, history, the relations and alliances with feminism, gay, transgender, and queer, AIDS and the diction of homosexuality. It gives a harsh critique of discrimination, racism, fascism in Europe today.

This is NO budget film as it is made without a single cent of investment by government or NGOs.

Performing: LGBTQ community
Ajgul Hakimova, Aldo Ivancic, Barbara Rajgelj, Bogdan Lesnik, Danijela Almesberger, Guy Hocquenghem, Kristina Hocevar, Lepa Mladjenovic, Marina Grzinic, Mojca Dobnikar, Nada Vodusek, Natasa Sukic, Natasa Velikonja, Nela Pamukovic, Nina Hudej, Petra Hrovatin, Sanja Juras, Simona Jerala, Slon in Sadez, Suzana Tratnik, Tatjana Greif, Toni Marosevic, Urska Sterle.

Concept by  Marina Grzinic; camera by  Zvonka T Simcic; camera at locations: Urska Djukic, Goran Lazin, Valerija Zabret; editing by Marina Grzinic, Aina Smid, Zvonka T Simcic; sound by  Zvonka T Simcic.