Is gender a life sentence?
Is masculinity directly linked to violence and oppression?
British artist Martin Firrell spent 2017 making a public work to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 sexual offences act in England and Wales, where homosexual men were finally decriminalised. Alongside remembering the past, Martin called for the abolishing of gender labelling, engaging business leaders, activists and academics in debate alongside a country wide takeover of digital billboards in public spaces.
Martin Firrell / Moon Laramie / Susan Rudy / Peter Tatchell
Director – Oliver Guy-Watkins
Producers – Orly Nurany & Oliver Guy-Watkins
Director Of Photography – John Schofield
Editor – Orly Nurany
Sound Design – Hein Verhoven
Grading – Stephen Bos
Camera Operators – Clive Rose, Lola Bastard
Transport – Stephen Shelley
Documentary – 55mins (2017)
Premiered – Vision Du Reel Media Library (April 2018) / Sky Arts New Zealand (April 2018)