MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018 | 6:30PM
HOT DOCS TED ROGERS CINEMA
Directed by Laura Marie Wayne
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY | 76 minutes | Human Rights Day Screening | Rating: 14A
SCREENING PRESENTED BY
After leaving a bar in a small town in Nova Scotia, musician Scott Jones was stabbed in the back for being openly gay. The violent attack left him paralyzed from the waist down. While Scott’s assailant was convicted, he was never charged with a hate crime - a widespread occurrence in Canada. Three years after the attack, Scott’s friend and director Laura Marie Wayne shares Scott’s story in her debut documentary Love, Scott. Juggling between the past and the present, the film eloquently conveys Scott’s experience living as a gay man in a small town, surviving the brutal attack and fighting for justice. Having created his own choir, Scott campaigns against homophobia, inciting positive change through love, dialogue and art. Featuring intimate interviews, archival footage and moving music, Wayne’s documentary encompasses different stages of Scott’s life to show one man’s transformation and resilience.
// Scott Jones (subject) will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A
// With special guest moderator Spencer West
Length: 76 min
Subtitles: Open Captions (English)
Directed by Nina Oppliger, Nadia Lanfranchi, Corinne Pfister
SHORT FILM | 34 minutes | 2017 | Canadian Premiere
English, Swiss German with English subtitles | Rating: 14A
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