Under the Rainbow

screens: 
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 20:30
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:00
location: 
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St.
tickets: 
$9 adult; $6 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Director: 
David Shortt
length: 
16min
year: 
2014
country: 
Canada

This documentary features Shawnee Gaffney, a queer high school student facing family rejection, hunger, and homelessness. After being thrown out of her home, she finds herself couch-surfing with strangers and living a life of daily insecurity and vulnerability. It is through Shawnee’s story of resilience, combined with insights from service providers and researchers, that we learn of the many root causes that contribute to the high incidence of poverty in queer and trans communities in BC. 

Note: Filmmakers and cast will be in attendence for the Talent Lab screening only, to participate in a post-screening discussion with the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition.

The Community Sponsor for this progam is Out on Screen.