Touching Irish documentary on TransGreystones to feature in GAZE Film Festival

Let Your Colours Run Free documents the group's emotional journey to making their first art exhibition.

A male member of TransGreystones on a couch holding his dog

Let Your Colours Run Free, an unmissable documentary made by members of the TransGreystones group, will screen as part of the GAZE Film Festival this weekend.

The film tells the story of the trans community group in Wicklow and their poignant and inspiring journey to creating their Evolution Revolution exhibition, which included creative pieces by more than 20 transgender and non-binary artists plus pictures submitted by Bray LGBT+ Youth Group. We see TransGreystones founders Sara, Sam and Simon forge links with other local community groups on the path to helping their group express their thoughts and talents through the art show. 

As the GAZE programme describes, Let Your Colours Run Free is “heartening in its depiction of subjugating vulnerability and isolation, the film explores the ability of human beings to overcome adversity and break down barriers – universal themes which stir the consciousness of our trans family.”

The creators of the documentary share, “The film is intended to be a gentle exploration of the challenges faced by trans and non-binary people in rural and suburban Ireland and how creative arts help their mental health. It is suitable for all age groups.

“It is an invitation to the wider community to develop a deeper understanding – to create a community where trans and non-binary people feel safe and respected – so they don’t feel that they must leave their homes and families to find a place they feel safe to express their true inner selves.

Let Your Colours Run Free is…our story, our words, our way, our terms!”

Showing at 2pm this upcoming Saturday in the Light House Cinema, grab your tickets for the Let Your Colours Run Free GAZE screening here.

Also taking place as part of the festival, ACT UP Dublin and GCN will host a panel on HIV activism. Entitled ACT UP Ireland: United And Angrier Than Ever, the panel will discuss the past, present and future of HIV/AIDS activism preceded by a selection of relevant short films. Tickets are available here.

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