Wade through the rhetoric, read row after row of 213 pages of propaganda, and understand the abuse not only of power but of citizens living in a male-dominated society where personal welfare is ignored and the potential of a death sentence is imposed without any pretense of a trial once petty politicians are allowed to do so to maintain their dominance, and ask yourself how you can be proud to be a member of that society, knowing that further changes using the very same logic, or lack thereof, will be used to erode further personal freedom in the future.
In a short interview, filmmaker Monika Treut talks of the advances in the Berlin film community, and in real life, regarding the visibility of LGBTQ. She notes similar trends in other countries. However, she also points out that, in countries such as the US, acceptance is just as likely to be restricted in response to political trends, while, in countries such as Poland, art, especially as a medium to further LGBTQ rights, is unacceptable. She further notes that women, in general, face obstacles in being recognized and accepted as filmmakers.
for Q in society
life and cinema
sans grudging recognition
for women, as well
This haibun (with haiku couplet) is in response to Haiku Review Challenge by The Secret Keeper. The short film offered for review is An Interview with Monika Treut, found on Vimeo.