07 November 2019, 08:35
LGBT opponents threaten to disrupt the screening of film about gay dancers in Georgia
Opponents of LGBT people have opposed the screening of the film "And then we danced" in Georgian cinemas; the film tells about the love of two performers of Georgian folk dances. Activists have announced protest actions.
The film "And then we danced" by the Swedish film director of Georgian origin, Levan Akin, talks about the love of two artists of the Georgian folk dance ensemble, the Radio Liberty informed on November 4 on its website. The film was first shown within the unofficial programme of the Cannes Film Festival.
In Tbilisi and Batumi, the premiere of the film is scheduled for November 8, 9 and 10.
Levan Vasadze, one of the leaders of the anti-LGBT movement, has stated that protest actions have been scheduled on the days of film screening. "We'll enter the cinemas and disrupt the screening," Vasadze said in a video message posted on his Facebook page on November 6. He called on his supporters to comply with the requirements of the law during actions.
Sandro Bregadze, the leader of the "Georgian March" movement, has also announced legal methods of protesting against the film screening in Tbilisi cinemas. In the capital of Georgia, activists intend to " peacefully block cinemas," and hold protests in the regions," the edition "It's the Caucasus" quoted Bregadze as saying on November 5.
The Georgian Patriarchate has also opposed the film screening.
This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 6, 2019 at 10:14 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.
Author: Inna Kukudzhanova; Source: CK correspondent