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Beyond Hatred (Au dela de la haine)

Examines the events behind the violent death in Rheims, France of Francois Chenu, a young gay man who was murdered by 3 homophobic skinheads in 2002. The film follows the lengthy trial of the accused killers, and offers a moving firsthand account of the complex emotional response of the victim's family. In so doing, it explores the social and psychological roots of homophobia and similar hate crimes as well as demonstrating the emotional maturity that enables the rare human quality of forgiveness. Director, Olivier Meyrou. 2006. 86 min.

Bill T. Jones: Still Here.

A look at dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones's highly acclaimed dance,"Still/Here". At workshops around the country, people facing life-threatening illnesses are asked to remember the highs and lows of their lives, and even imagine their own deaths. They then transform these feelings into expressive movement, which Jones incorporates into the dance "Still/Here". Jones demonstrates for Moyers the movements of his life story--his first encounter with white people, confusion over his sexuality, his partner Arnie Zane's untimely death from AIDS, and Jones's own HIV status. 1997. 56 min. ;

Black and White

In a small New Zealand hospital in 1953, the birth of Mani Bruce Mitchell caused a mild pandemonium. Fifty years later, this film interweaves the stories of this intersex activist and the acclaimed photographer Rebecca Swan, exploring their potent creative collaboration. This fascinating documentary introduces viewers to notions of fluid gender identity, challenging the rigid categories of 'male' and 'female'. Produced and directed by Kirsty MacDonald. 2006. 17 min.

Black Hair and Black-eyed

A film by Julie Whang.From what sources does a young Korean-American lesbian draw her sense of identity? From her mother, from fashion magazines, from the boy she dances with, or the girl she sleeps with, or her own barren apartment? Dist.: Frameline. 1994. 9 min.

Bolo Bolo

Through interviews, interspersed with images of gay sexual encounters, film explores responses to the AIDS crisis by members of the South Asian community of Toronto, Canada. 30 min.

Related web sites: Center for Asian American Media catalog description

Boy I Am

Follows the transitions of Nicco, Norie and Keegan, three young New Yorkers from different race and class backgrounds, as they prepare and undergo female to male transition surgery. Reveals the conflict over the place of trans-males within the lesbian community. A film by Sam Feder and Julie Hollar. 2006. 68 min.

Boys Beware!

An "educational" film against exposure of young boys to homosexuals. Produced by Sid Davis. 1961. 10 min. ; also on

Boys Shorts: Six Short Films

Contents: Resonance -- R.S.V.P -- Anthem -- Relax -- Billy Turner's secret -- Dead boys club. Showcases six short films with gay themes produced in the 1990s. Resonance: an exploration of gay-bashing in the back streets of Sydney. RSVP: A powerful portrait of loss punctuated by the haunting voice of Jessye Norman. Anthem: A collage of erotic images that celebrates the lives of African American men. Relax: An elegant film about one man's fears regarding HIV testing. Billy Turner's Secret: An upbeat comedy about a young Black man coming out to his roommate.

Bright Eyes.

This production explores attitudes toward homosexuality in three parts: one, the early scientific view of homosexuality as a disease; two, the pre-World War II view (especially in Germany) of homosexuality as a crime; and three, current attitudes, complicated by the spread of AIDS. 1985?. Dist.: Video Data Bank. 85 min.

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

One of the first "freedom riders," an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King and A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the March on Washington, intelligent, gregarious and charismatic, Bayard Rustin was denied his place in the limelight for one reason -- he was also gay. This is a film biography of his life. Produced and directed by Nancy Kates, Bennett Singer. 2002. 84 min.