"The Parade" – A Global Lens Film Recap and Discussion

Dr. Gary Elbow, Dr. Katy Ballard, and Andrew Friedman recently moderated a discussion and took questions over “The Parade,” a selection from the Global Lens film series.

Here’s the synopsis for the film, taken from the Global Lens Film Initiative website:

“A group of gay activists in Belgrade strikes a tense alliance with Limun, a Serbian crime boss, whose fiancée demands an extravagant wedding that only struggling gay theater director Mirko and his friends can provide. In exchange, macho Limun reluctantly agrees to provide security for the group’s Pride parade. It’s a tall order: previous attempts to march met with mass violence from right-wing skinheads. When Limun’s gang balks at the assignment, he recruits a band of former Balkan war combatants, now dear friends, who will stand up to the aggressors Seven Samurai style, in this rollickingly shrewd and humane comedic take on a vital human rights issue.”

For more information on the Global Lens Film Initiative, visit the website HERE or contact Dr. Robert Peaslee at robert.peaslee@ttu.edu.

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