Game On - queer disruptions in sport

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On the occasion of the 26th Budapest Pride we bring you the latest documentary of Mari Takács. 

(no English subtitles are available)

ONLINE 
June 25 - July 25 at festival.verzio.org, available worldwide

The first 100 viewers can rent the movie for free by applying the promo code "26BPPRIDE".

Ticket fee: 650 HUF

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IN PERSON
July 7, 6 pm at the Blinken OSA Archive (Budapest 1051, Arany János u. 32.)

The screening is followed by a discussion with the director and the two Hungarian protagonists, Csaba Hegedüs and Benjamin Forest Török as well as Dr Miklós Fischer sport psychologist. Moderator: Flóra Dóra Csatári journalist, telex.hu

  • The number of seats is limited.
  • Entry is free of charge but your Hungarian immunity card and an ID card/passport must be presented before entry.
  • Pre-registration is required at this link: https://forms.gle/LVHDtm3TDewj1Uym8

This event is the part of the 26th Budapest Pride Festival. For more events please follow this link: https://budapestpride.com/festival/schedule/. This event falls under the regulations of Budapest Pride's house rules.


Game On - queer disruptions in sport

directed by Mária Takács, Hungary, Scotland, Germany, 2020, 67'
languages: German, Hungarian, English, Bulgarian
subtitle: Hungarian (no English subtitles are available)

Gay runners, a lesbian boxer, an intersex rower and a transwoman footballer, all on one team! Can you imagine them? They are athletes whose lives are unseen, unimaginable to society.
In recent years, LGBTIQ+ people in sport have become more visible yet so many still stay in the closet, especially in professional sport. Amateur LGBTIQ+ sports clubs exist around the world with a huge increase in the last 30 years. These groups provide a safe space for LGBTIQ+ athletes with diverse identities.
The film portrays 5 protagonists from 4 different countries, each disrupting amateur sport with their gay, lesbian, trans and intersex identities. They talk candidly about their sports journeys, their individual experiences and their private life.
Giving LGBTIQ+ athletes visibility helps to break down barriers of ignorance and discrimination. Sport has the capacity to be inclusive, overcome prejudice and to empower marginalised groups. Game on.


Mária Takács is a freelance filmmaker. Since graduating from the University of Theatre and Film Arts, she has worked as a director for Hungarian Television, and as a video journalist for Népszabadság online and origo.hu. She has also made a number of videos for civil society organizations. Filmography includes The Pastor of Mandák House, 2019; More Than a Relationship, 2016; Hot Men Cold Dictatorships, 2015; Secret Years, 2009.


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