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Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World, directed by John Scagliotti and produced by Dan Hunt and Janet Baus, is the first documentary to deeply explore the lives of gay and lesbian people in non-western cultures. Traveling to five different continents, we hear the heartbreaking and triumphant stories of gays and lesbians from Egypt, Honduras, Kenya, Thailand and elsewhere, where most occurrences of oppression receive no media coverage at all.
Dangerous Living is the winner of the Audience Award (Best Feature) in the Barcelona GLBT Int. Festival, Audience Award (Best Documentary) in the Hartford Alternatives Festival, and officially selected in the International Film Festival on Human Rights, Geneva. By sharing the personal stories coming out of developing nations, Dangerous Living sheds light on an emerging global movement striving to end discrimination and violence against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
Dangerous Living is part of the HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH SERIES. Human Rights Watch, widely regarded as one of the most influential and important human rights organizations in the world, and First Run Features, which for 25 years has distributed films that confront human rights issues, recently formed a collaboration to bring awareness to films that shed light on human rights abuses throughout the world. Through its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Project, Human Rights Watch fights to end abuses based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Be inspired, be very inspired! --London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Tear-wrenchingly powerful. --Citypages.com
The interviewees had some interesting perspectives on homophobia and give goo insight to the level of discrimination that they faced; because they were openly gay. Read morePublished on November 5, 2012 by Wayde Ramnarine
The topic of "coming out" in some societies is still being debated in our century. Some with serious consequences (death) and in others, nothing as far as some people are... Read morePublished on March 31, 2012 by Lee2807
This DVD is worth watching, because gay rights is important. I know that God taught us to love our neigbhor as he has always loved us. Read morePublished on September 9, 2008 by Ruth
Disappointed in the length of the documentary and the content. When paying over $20 for a DVD of this calibre i was hoping for more substance. Read morePublished on February 26, 2008 by M. Perry
This is an incredibly compelling, insightful, and harrowing wake-up call to activists and people who care about human rights around the world. Read morePublished on March 8, 2007 by Danielle Silber