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Synopsis

Young Sergey is an openly gay activist in Belarus and has endured violence from police and skinheads. When his boyfriend is shot on the border he begins his fight for gay equality. Preparing for a defiant stand on the streets of the nation's capital Minsk, Sergey and a few brave activists brace to show their PRIDE against the last dictatorship in Europe.

East Bloc Love is Logan Mucha's debut feature length documentary, shot on location in six Eastern European countries.

about

Logan Mucha decided to follow his love of visual arts and writing to pursue a career in film after completing university degrees in engineering and arts, and has developed a passion for storytelling spanning across many mediums.

After creating a variety of short films in 8mm, 16mm and HD video during his diploma of screen in Australia, he achieved success with his short film Fugue, which screened at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2010.

 

screenings

The 19th Mix Brasil Film Festival Sao Paulo- Monday 14 November

The 19th Mix Brasil Film Festival Rio De Janeiro- December

The 24th Image+Nation International Montreal LGBT Film Festival - Sunday 6 November at the Goethe-Institut at 5pm

The Minsk Equality Festival – Saturday 14th May 2011 – cast and friends screening at the Minsk Crowne Plaza Hotel

The 9th Florence International Queer Film Festival - Wednesday 30 November at 5.45pm at Cinema Odeon

LGBT Days Film Program - Thursday 1 December at 8.45pm at K-Suns Cinema in Riga, Latvia

The Merlinka International Queer Film Festival - Saturday 10 December at 5pm in Belgrade, Serbia

The Sydney Mardi Gras International Film Festival - Saturday 18 February at Cinema Paris at 4.30pm

The 22nd Melbourne Queer Film Festival - Saturday 17 March at ACMI Cinemas at 2pm with panel discussion including head of the Human Rights Film Festival Sari Braithwaite, documentary maker Kim Munro, writer/director Grant Scicluna and Logan Mucha

Amnesty International's Movies That Matter Film Festival - The Hague, The Netherlands

Previously

Slavic Pride St Petersburg – Friday 24th June 2011 – Activist screening

The 35th Frameline San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival – Saturday 25th June 2011 – WORLD PREMIERE

The 9th South West Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Saturday 8th October 2011 at 1:00 PM screening at The Guild Cinema.

The 6th Rainbow Film Festival – Saturday 15th October 2011 at 1:30 PM at The Old Market Hall Cinema.

The 16th Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival – Wednesday 19th October 2011 at 7:15 PM at The Northwest Film Forum.

The 24th Image+Nation International Montreal LGBT Film Festival

The 9th Florence International Queer Film Festival

The Sex-Positive Documentary Film Series – Tuesday 14th August 2012 at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

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