Film Screening: Difficult Love

Fri, September 27


  • Homewood Carnegie Library

Type of Event

  • Film Screening


By Zanele Muholi and Peter Goldsmid
89:30 p.m., discussion following
Homewood Carnegie Library, 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Homewood

Difficult Love is a thought-provoking and poignant documentary about the political and violent environment facing lesbians in South Africa today. Through interviews, the film examines difficult topics including “curative” rape, family relationships, and loss of life. In the film, artist Zanele Muholi shares her own stories of life as a visual activist. Following the screening, Bekezela Mguni from New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice and Ayanah Moor, associate professor of art at Carnegie Mellon University, will lead a discussion. All screening attendees will receive one free pass to the 2013 Carnegie International at Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland where Muholi’s photographs will be on view beginning October 5, 2013. Difficult Love has been shown worldwide and has won numerous awards including Best Short Film, Africa in the Picture Film Festival (Netherlands, 2011) and Best Documentary, Durban Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (South Africa, 2011). The film is in English, Zulu, Xhosa, and Afrikaans with English subtitles.