About the film

Queer Lives Matter is a documentary about young LGBT-activists around the world. The filmmaker embarks on a journey to human rights defenders in Germany, Turkey, Morocco, South Africa, India, and Greece. Despite the oppression, these brave people fight for equal rights.

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Activist Shivali Chhetri (left) in Mumbai
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Activist Ndumie Funda in Cape Town

For example, Ndumie Funda fights for more security for lesbians in Cape Town, South Africa. With her organisation “Luleki Sizwe”, she raises awareness for the everyday violence young lesbian women have to face in the city.


Film Type: Short
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 30:37 min
Completion Date: September 2018
Release Date: not released yet
Country of Origin: Germany
Country of Filming: Germany, Greece, India, Morocco, South Africa, Turkey
Shooting Format: mixed
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Film Color: Color
First-time Filmmaker: yes
Student Project: no

Download the EPK here:
Electronic Press Kit

queer lives matter documentary film poster
Film Poster by Mark Magnaye

This film was financially supported by