Film screening of 'Zomer' (Summer) - IDAHOT 17 May


Arthur den Hartog, Deputy Head of Mission to Australia, The Netherlands Embassy


HC Coombs Lecture Theatre, HC Coombs Building (8a), Fellows Road, ANU


Wednesday, 17 May, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canberra invites you to a free screening of the Dutch film Zomer(Summer) on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) on Wednesday 17 May. 

16-year old Anne lives in a remote village in the south of the Netherlands, where stretched out fields and windmills determine the landscape. Together with her friends, she tries to make the jump to adulthood during a sweltering summer. Their shared experience turns into a conflict when Anna develops feelings for Lena, a cool girl on a motorbike. Zomer is a coming-of-age drama about the inevitable end of your childhood and choosing your own existence – regardless of how confusing that may be for your environment. Curious about the film? Watch the trailer here

IDAHOT Day and LGBTI rights
With the screening of Zomer, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Canberra marks IDAHOT Day 2017. This year, on May 17, it will be 27 years since the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.
The Netherlands champions improvements in the legal position and safety of lesbian women, gay men, bisexuals, transgenders and intersex people (LGBTIs) worldwide and presses for international action on LGBTI human rights. By showing the film Zomer, the embassy wants to raise awareness about LGBTI matters, to inspire our audiences and contribute to the global discussion.

Event details
The Netherlands Embassy Deputy Head of Mission to Australia Arthur den Hartog will open the evening with a short introduction. 
You are invited to join us after the screening for complimentary refreshments and a chat.
We kindly ask you to arrive at 6:45 pm for a 7 pm start.

Please RSVP by 15 May to avoid disappointment.

More information
Parental advice: the film is suitable for viewers aged 16+
Time: 86 min
Language: Dutch (English subtitles)
Official website:
**This is a non-BYO event**
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