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People Like That (1970-1985)

Gays and lesbians lived in silence and fear in Iceland for the better part of the 20th century. Local songwriter and actor Hordur Torfason was the first to come out publicly in an interview in 1975 which caused an uproar in Iceland. This interview marks the beginning of the struggle for civil rights for gays and lesbians. People Like That – first part chronicles this struggle, stories of people who took on the current system of oppression in the hope of creating a fair society in which they could flourish.

About the film

  • Type
    Documentary
  • National Premiere Date
    November 28, 2018, Bíó Paradís
  • Length
    90 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Svona fólk (1970-1985)
  • International Title
    People Like That (1970-1985)
  • Production Year
    2018
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    No
  • Color
    Yes

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