The desire of beginning filmmakers and activists gays by telling stories that escuezan to a society that is self-righteous and have driven the cinema LGBT in Ecuador. And although the films will count with the fingers of one hand, there is large production of shorts feature an exhibition space in the film festival The place without limits, which is held every November, from 16 years ago.MORE INFORMATION is A movie preaching against the male violence When the film helps to come out of the closet
showcase of gay cinema this year brought six jobs, some with aspiration to become a feature film, which brings us closer to men who were advocates of the sex work male, to brothers distanced by the homosexuality of one of them, young people who fall in love with your best friend, couples, transsexuals who hide their nature, to children effeminate that are rejected by your mother. To add to that list the interviews done to people who have been tip of the spear for society to accept the diversity sexogenérica.
a Good part of these stories are told by filmmakers who have taken their sexuality and they take advantage of the trials of the race to tell pieces of their lives. “As a filmmaker, gay I like to create stories where it can represent members of the LGBT community as human beings that go through conflict are universal. For us, identification is the best way of inclusion”, says July Baldion that produced An eden for Helena, a short film about the unrequited love of a boy for his best friend.
And although the plot-boy loves another boy in silence is not very original, it's vital for those who begin to experience something that does not match what they are supposed to feel. “It is important for them to have a place where they can see a story that represents more in countries where the visibility is just starting or where the gay life is very door in the house,” says Martín Deus, argentinian filmmaker who came to the festival with a film similar to, 1xbet My best friend.
place without limits, even without trying, has become a space of recognition. Fredy Alfaro, organizer of the exhibition and founder of the association Quito Gay, is convinced that the movies are the start of certain lectures. “We do not calculate any of this, they were on the one hand the films and we were able to rally the public to be gay, essentially gay couples, but now it is common to see parents come with their children to talk about the subject and understand what it is to be gay,” he says.
directors who are not gay and dare you with these issues you speak of awareness. That was what led to Diana Ruiz to interview seven people in the LGBT community. “I worked to try to that our environment is sensitized with respect to the subject matter, is put in the shoes of the other, and then his every story,” he says. That same moved to Elio Pelaez, who together multiple stories to make the feature film Versatile, in 2016. “My biggest motivation was to tell what is going on, there is a world beneath the other and my responsibility as a filmmaker is to tell the life of people who probably don't have a voice.”
The inclusion of these issues in cinema is not new, but every time it's done with more respect, far from the stereotypes hollywoodenses of another era that caused laughter and grumbling: the gay effeminate (Algie the Miner, 1912) or the villain homosexual (Rope, 1948). The movies of lesbians, gays, transsexuals and bisexuals have their own venues at festivals such as San Sebastian and Berlinale, which delivered the award Sebastiane and the Teddy Award, respectively. The Teddy award is the oldest, has more than 30 years of history and was introduced to films with homosexual content had greater relevance in the movie theaters. In the festival of cinema gay also delivered awards, Max awards, which have nothing to do with the awards spaniards of the same name. The black legend has that the organizers of the festival broke the head looking for the right name for their statuettes, and suddenly someone came up to take the name of the mascot of one of them, Max, and then the laughter all seemed well.