With homophobic hate crime a daily occurrence and on the rise, this film takes a 360-degree look at the issue, hearing from the victims, their families and the police. What makes someone attack another person because of their sexuality? How do victims deal with these unprovoked assaults? And what are we doing about this in Britain in 2017?
To explore this ongoing issue, the documentary visits Alex and Becky as they prepare for a looming court date, hoping to get justice for an unprovoked attack on them in the streets of Croydon. It reveals the pressure heaped on Dain and James’ relationship, a year after they were viciously attacked in Brighton, leaving Dain with a broken eye socket and both of them with multiple inuries. Jenny talks about her brother who was killed in a homophobic attack in the centre of London, and Connor discusses the ongoing health implications stemming from the brutal attack on him, when his flatmate took a hammer to his head as Connor lay sleeping. As well, we hear from a chorus of other LGBT people who describe the attacks on themselves and recite a litany of the abuse that they have received, simply for being who they are.
A Century Films Production for BBC Two
1 x 60 minutesExecutive ProducerLiesel EvansEditorGraham TaylorProducerJoe FowlerDirector Mark Henderson
"... A beautiful film about ugly, ugly things. "The Guardian
"Mark Henderson's excellent film... "The Sunday Times