Join us in Miami for a conversation on

#fiveFilms4freedom and local activism in the LGBT community!

During October, which is LGBT History Month in the US, the British Council and partners across the US are organizing screenings and panel discussions showcasing the #fiveFilms4Freedom digital campaign. FiveFilms4Freedom is the world's first and largest digital LGBT film festival, running now for 2 years across the world. #fiveFilms4freedom is a social media campaign and partnership between the British Film Institute and the British Council to promote equality and diversity by encouraging people around the world to watch five short films from BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival. 

On October 25, 2016, you will get the chance to see all five films featured in the digital campaign and hear from incredible speakers on LGBT issues, particularly issues related to the local aspects of LGBT activism. Please find the event details below, including more information on the films, fiveFilms4freedom and the speakers.  This screening event is delivered in partnership with FIU LGBTQA InitiativesRobbins Global Innovations; and the UK government (the British Consulate-General Miami, the Love is GREAT Britain campaign).

This event is free and open to the public. Invite a friend or two to come along!

Event Details:

Opening Remarks:

Dave Prodger, British Consul-General in Florida, the USVI and Puerto Rico
Rep. David Richardson, Florida House of Representatives (D-113)

Special Guest, Stuart Milk, LGBTQ Activist and Founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation


Film screening: #fiveFilms4Freedom 2016 short films

Panel discussion:

A conversation on #fiveFilms4freedom and local activism in the LGBT community

Moderator: Teresa Frontado, WLRN Public Radio & Television


Siri Rodnes, Filmmaker
Cindy Brown, Regional Development Officer, Equality Florida
Herb Sosa, Executive Director, Unity Coalition
Heather Wilkie, Zebra Coalition
Carol Coombes, LGBT film industry leader and BFI graduate

About FiveFilms4Freedom:

In partnership with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the British Film Institute and the British Council, in 2016, five directors created five short films about contemporary LGBT life. From traveling communities to Easter bonnets to the wonderment of growing up, the five films tell a range of affecting stories about contemporary LGBT life in countries as diverse as Brazil, Ireland, Spain, the Philippines and the UK. During the month of March 2016 we made these five original LGBT films available everywhere, demonstrating and celebrating the values of human rights, promoting freedom and equality, provoking debate and promoting the rights of LGBT people around the world.

The 2016 digital campaign was highly successful. There were 1.57 million views of the films on Facebook and YouTube, with the films being viewed across 179 countries. Among the top countries in that list were countries in which LGBT rights are entirely lacking or seriously curtailed, including Russia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and UAE. The #fiveFilms4Freedom hashtag reach was 85.6 million and total web impressions were 54.9 million worldwide. The films have contributed to a growing global conversation that extends discussion about LGBT rights.

To Register, sign up at the following link:


Robbins Global Innovations is proud to sponsor the October "Tuesday Talks" for Global Ties Miami.

In an effort to combat anti semitism, hate and genocide it's important to never forget through giving a voice to the personal stories of heroic survivors. Please join Global Ties Miami on Tuesday, October 17th where the group will hear from Holocaust survivor, Allan Hall.

The Program is as follows:

6:00pm - Kosher Reception

6:30pm - Holocaust Survivor Allan Hall Speaks

7:15pm - Film clip and tour of Holocaust Memorial

Come for knowledge about the world in focus, networking, and leave inspired.

Purchase your tickets here