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An integral part of the Side by Side LGBT Film Festival is the programme of roundtable discussions which take place after the film screenings. All our roundtables include an invited panel of guests, experts and audience partcipation is welcomed.
Bringing Up Children in Same Sex Families.
Level of visibility in society of same sex families with children
Parents coming out to children
Changing attitudes to same sex families in Sweden
Same sex families in Russia: issues and rights
Ella Lemhagen – Director, Sweden.
Oleg Grannikov – Founder and Editor of Live Journal LGBT Grani, Moscow
Time: 26 April, (Thursday) 20.00 – 23.15
Place: Cinema Club Fitil, 12 Frunzenskaya Embankment (m. Park Kultury)
With the support of the Swedish Embassy.
Society's Changing Attitude towards the LGBT Community: Experience of Denmark, the Czech Republic and Russia.
Discussion takes place after the documentary film Hello, My Name is Lesbian
How did society's attitude change in Denmark and Czech to LGBT?
What is the situation in Russia?
What methods and strategies are useful for influencing society?
Iben Haar Andersen and Minna Grooss - Directors, Denmark.
Martin Putna - Human Rights Activist, Czech
Irina Kosterina - Sociologist, Coordinator of the Gender Programme, Boell Fund, Moscow.
Time: 28 April, Saturday, 17.30 – 19. 00
Place: Club Bilingua, 10 / 5 Krivokolenny Perulok (m. Chisty Prudy / Turgenevskaya)
With the support of the Danish Embassy and Czech Institute.
Censorship of LGBT in Russian Media and Press.
Following the documentary homo@lv there will be a discussion LGBT and the Russian media. Issues to be addressed:
Valery Panyushkin - Journalist, Kommersant
Masha Gessen - Journalist, Writer, LGBT Activist
Yuri Dzhibladze - Member of the Council of Human Rights, Russian Federation, Director of the Centre for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights
Mariya Sereda - Representative of Amnesty International, Russia
Pavel Samburo - LGBT Activist
Time: 29 April, Sunday, 16.20 – 18.00
Place: Sakharovsky Centre, 56 / 6 Zemlyanoy val