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Closing Night: Summer Qamp (Documentary) (12A*) [UK Premiere] + ScreenTalk

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2024

A group of young people have fun

Image Credit: © Summer Qamp

A group of LGBTQ+ youth attend a camp like no other: a judgment-free zone where they explore their authentic selves while building community, finding joy, and making memories that will last a lifetime

In the forests of Alberta, Canada, sits Camp fYrefly, a haven for LGBTQ+ teens far away from the fierce political battle being waged against them. Uplifting, funny, and moving, Summer Qamp joins the campers as they make friends, explore crushes, and share experiences around transitioning and intersectionality, while never losing sight of the bravery of these young protagonists whose identities are challenged by society outside of the camp boundaries.

Discussion to follow with filmmaker Jen Markowitz

A limited number of tickets will be set aside for each in-person screening as 'Pay What You Can'. 

Canada 2023 Dir Jen Markowitz 80 min  

Content advisory: This film contains references to bullying and self-harm.

This film is captioned and audio-described; the discussion panel following the film will be live-captioned.

Also streaming across the UK + Ireland from 18-24 March, online audiences can watch the film at their own pace.

‘The film captures such a range of conversations, everything from coming out to your parents, to working through self-harm, to how an alien looking at earth through a telescope would perceive it.‘
Bill Van Esveld, Associate Director, Children's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

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