Love, Scott – touching LGBT hate crime survivor documentary at One World

By Ryan Keating-Lambert

Among the One World Documentary Film Festival’s diverse programme this year is new Canadian documentary Love, Scott which follows gay hate crime survivor Scott Jones as he revisits the monstrosity committed against him.

Directed by Laura Marie Wayne (Most of Us Don’t Live There) and accompanied by a gorgeous soundtrack of Icelandic band Sigur Rós, Love, Scott focuses on a gifted music student, and his return to the scene of the crime which put him in a wheelchair one year earlier.

The film, which will have it’s Czech premiere in One World’s Panorama section, is beautifully and delicately constructed through a series of archive material and interviews with Scott’s family.

Since the atrocity, Scott has founded the Don’t BE Afraid campaign which supports creative activities to fight homophobia and transphobia.

One World Documentary Film Festival will take place from Tuesday March 6th to Sunday March 17th in Prague and 35 other cities across the Czech Republic.

All films are English friendly – either presented in English or with English subtitles.

For tickets and full programme details, visit the website.

Photo: National Film Board Canada

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