World Aids Day

Greenfields, Margaret, Knan, Surat Shaan, Kochberg, Searle and Milne, E J (2016) World Aids Day. [Video]

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This film is the second in our sequence of LGBTQI-Jewish ‘ritual year’ documentaries. The film consists of a clips of a memorialisation service and ritual activities, interspersed with short discussions with LGBTQI Jewish activists (including a Gay Rabbi) who participate in a memorialisation event which is explicitly Jewish in format and which was designed to offer an opportunity to mourn, remember our dead and have hope for the future in a specifically Jewish context. One key element of this film consists of the incorporation of the ‘Aids Quilt’ into the ritual process. This beautifully made object was created by a Jewish gay man and is curated and preserved by Rabbi Mark Solomon who is a key discussant in this film along with other Gay Jews. The quilt incorporates embroidered and appliqued richly coloured Jewish symbols, Hebrew text and symbolic representations which enable both Gay and Jewish identities to be publicly displayed and celebrated including (as discussed) within inter-faith World Aids Day events.

Item Type: Video
Keywords: World Aids Day, LGBTQI, Jewish, Faith
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2018 13:06
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2018 13:06

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