Holland is known as one of the LGBTQi-friendliest countries in the world. But how did LGBTQi+ emancipation develop in the Netherlands? How did this country get from executing sodomites in the 18th century to being the first in the world to legalise marriage for male and female couples in 2001? And are the Dutch really as tolerant as is claimed?
The documentary Monument of Pride tells the story of the ‘pink revolution’ in the Netherlands. Parallels between past and present are key. Historical images alternate with current events held on the Amsterdam Homomonument and portraits of todays activists.
The film is a tribute to the Homomonument in Amsterdam, which had its 30th anniversary in 2017, and to everyone who has fought for freedom we now often take for granted.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director Sebastiaan Kes, which will be followed by drinks and snacks!
Watch the trailer
The film is Dutch and English spoken, and has English subtitles
Monument of Pride
Followed by a Q&A with film director Sebastiaan Kes (the mail language of the Q&A might be English, but bilingual options are possible)
Wednesday 13 November 2019, 17:00 – 20:00
Free entry, no registration required
Leiden University College The Hague – Liberal Arts and Sciences, Anna van Buerenplein 301, 2595 DG The Hague