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Don't Rain On Our Parade: Pride50

(Runtime 9m15s, 1080P, 24fps)

As LGBTQI+ Pride in the UK approaches 50 in 2022, how did it all begin, and has Pride lost the confidence of its grass roots LGBTQI+ community?

Don't Rain On Our Parade: Pride at 50 explores the radical birth of the Pride movement in Britain and the impact of the controversial, corporate-sponsored behemoth it has become.

Groundbreaking Gay Liberation Front veterans of the 1970s recall a very different, hostile landscape. When Pride 2020 was cancelled by COVID, surviving GLF veterans took over the Pride in London Parade route, recreating the 50th Anniversary of the GLFs first UK march.

The present Pride in London provokes powerful and growing controversy in the community over its depoliticised parade promoting corporate sponsors.

In July 2021 the huge #ReclaimPride march took up the veterans' 2020 challenge, calling for a return to a Pride with sharpened political teeth. On 7th August a delayed Pride in London 2021 was finally cancelled for a second year running. Where is Pride heading at 50?

Features prominent human rights and LGBTQI+ activists and artists who have shaped the course of LGBTQI+ life, including Peter Tatchell, drag legend (ret'd) Bette Bourne, pioneering Black LGBTI+ activist Ted Brown, Co-founder of UK Black Pride and "100 Great Black Britons" listed activist Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, and publisher of DIVA magazine Linda Riley.

  • Rob Falconer
    Gay Man's Guide To Safer Sex 97, 27,000: When We Were Boys, Being At Home With Claude (radio drama)
  • Mark Harriott
    Unhappy Birthday, Pride (Art Direction), Freegard (Art Dept, due 2022), Date My Porn Star, Trouser Bar (Costume)
  • Rob Falconer
    Gay Man's Guide To Safer Sex 97, Speaking In Riddles, The Tailor-Made Man, 27000@25: When We Were Boys, Gilded Vectors Of Disease
  • Peter Tatchell
    Key Cast
    Outrage! International human rights activist, Hating Peter Tatchell (Netflix)
  • Bette Bourne
    Key Cast
    Bloolips, Sarasine, Resident Alien, it Goes With The Shoes, Lust In Space
  • Ted Brown
    Key Cast
    International LGBTQ+ activist, BLGAMH
  • Phyll Opoku-Gyimah
    Key Cast
    Co-founder UK Black Pride, Black adnd LGBTQI+ rights activist, TUC Race Relations, Stonewall trustee, Pride Power List, named on "100 Great Black Britons" List
  • Linda Riley
    Key Cast
    Publisher, DIVA Magazine
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    9 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 8, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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Director - Rob Falconer, Mark Harriott