Gay Days

GAY-DAYS-PosterDirector: Yair Qedar
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
Language: Hebrew
Runtime: 71 min
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Gay Days (Hazman Havarod) chronicles the evolution of the GLBT rights movement in Israel, from 1985 until 1998. It’s a personal story told through the eyes of Yair Qedar, the editor of the GLBT paper, The Pink Times. The film begins in 1985 when there are only a handful of openly gay people within Israeli society. But by 1998 this number has increased to over 3000. Using archive materials from television, film and home videos alongside photographs and extracts from Yair’s own diary, the film tells intimate, moving and humorous stories of the fight for equality through the movement’s key players, shedding light on their personal struggles as well those of the movement in general.




Israel’s LGBTQ community: Then and Now (A Wider Bridge / March 17 2013)
Israel advances LGBTQ rights (The Daily Texan / March 26, 2012)
Celebrating the “Israel that is” and dreaming of the “Israel that can be” (A Wider Bridge / August 21, 2011)
A Wider Bridge screened Gay Days as part of a panel discussion in Los Angeles on the Rainbow Generations speaking tour of the Alliance of Israeli LGBTQ Educational Organizations.


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