SFS Exclusive: THE SHEPHERDS
October 3, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:15 pm| $18
2018 | Taiwan | Documentary | In Chinese with English subtitles | 70 mins | R21
Winner of Best Documentary at 2018 Czech International Independent Film Festival
Despite harsh condemnation and denunciation from society, a heterosexual female pastor founded Taiwan’s first LGBT-affirming church in May 1996. For LGBT Christians, who had been rejected by the Christian community for a long time, they finally have a church that offers them a safe haven. Though the founder has passed away, the church members continue to make their voice heard, confronting the unjust social institutions while struggling with religious conflict at the same time.
Come hell or high water, they strive to make a difference in the lives of others by telling their own life stories, in hope that love will eventually trump hate and solve misunderstanding someday.
UPDATE: We have received some requests to open up this screening for non-SFS members. However, in this case, there were some restrictions imposed by the Singapore censors which specifically requested that the screening is only open to SFS members, and not to public. But we do feel that it is an important screening and dialogue, with the recent debate over Section 377A. As such, we would like to give a $4 discount code to our Digital Membership (which costs $18/month) if you use the discount code READY4REPEAL upon checkout. There is no minimum subscription period for the membership, and you can cancel anytime. – the SFS team
The screening will be followed by a dialogue with Kay Chou, producer of this documentary, and Rev. Miak Siew, pastor from the Free Community Church.
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