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Film Screening | Leiden Queer History Network

Film Screening: ''Monument of Pride''

Wednesday 13 November 2019
Free entry, no registration required. The film screening and Q&A will be followed by a reception.
Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague

On November 13, please join us at Leiden University College for an exclusive screening of “Monument van Trots / Monument of Pride,” a documentary about the “pink revolution” in the Netherlands. Directed by Sebastiaan Kes, it examines the transformation of the Netherlands into one of the most “LGBTQ-friendly” countries in the world, while asking if the Dutch are really as tolerant as is so often claimed. Balancing historical images and interviews with attention to current events and portraits of today’s activists, the film is a tribute to the 32-year-old Homomonument in Amsterdam—and to everyone who has fought for LGBTQ freedom.

Following the film screening (83 minutes, Dutch with English subtitles), there will be a Q&A with director Sebastiaan Kes – as well as a festive drinks reception to round out the evening.

Trailer: ''Monument of Pride''

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Sebastiaan Kes

“Monument van Trots / Monument of Pride” is the second feature-length documentary by Amsterdam-based writer/director/producer Sebastian Kes (Marken, 1973). Kes began his career as a communications professional at De Volkskrant. Since 2008, he has focused on writing, directing and producing films and videos. In 2015 he started his own business as an independent filmmaker, which led to creating the documentaries “One Kingdom, One Love'” (2015), on sexual diversity in the Dutch Caribbean, and “Monument of Pride” (2017).

Leiden Queer History Network

The Leiden Queer History Network is a university-wide initiative co-convened by Dr. Andrew Shield (History) and Dr. Ann Marie Wilson (Leiden University College). This film screening is LQHN’s first event on Leiden’s campus in The Hague, and has been made possible by a generous contribution from Leiden University College.

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