Morehouse College Human Rights Film Fest

Morehouse Movement, Memory and Justice

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A Better Place is an in-depth look at the toxic legacy of British colonial-era laws, which criminalize consensual same-sex love, while at the same time allowing perpetrators of sexual violence to go unpunished. More than 70 countries still criminalize gay sex. In over 30, rape within marriage is still legal. Behind these statistics are the people whose lives are paralyzed by these archaic laws. Meet the LGBTQ+ people whose love is criminalized; who face the daily struggle of state-sanctioned hatred. Meet the women who endure sexual violence in their homes, with no recourse to justice. And meet the global network of activists, lawyers, and legislators striving for equality and justice for everyone. Together, these courageous survivors and reformers are working to eradicate these laws, which blight the lives of millions. By unshackling our societies from the devastating relics of colonialism, this inspiring network of changemakers is forging a path to an equal, just, and happier world.


This screening is supported in part by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Morehouse College's Movement, Memory, and Justice Project.

  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    33 minutes
  • Language
    English, Hindi, Swahili
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Director
    Jennifer Fearnley
  • Producer
    James Lewis