Documentary Shorts
LGBTQ, Human Rights, Law
33 minutes
United Kingdom
English, Hindi, Swahili

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A Better Place is an in depth look at the toxic legacy of British colonial-era laws, which criminalise consensual same-sex love, while at the same time allowing perpetrators of sexual violence to go unpunished. More than 70 countries still criminalise gay sex. In over 30, rape within marriage is still legal. Behind these statistics are the people whose lives are paralysed by these archaic laws.

Meet the LGBTQ+ people whose love is criminalised; who face the daily struggle of state-sanctioned hatred. Meet the women who endure sexual violence in their homes, with no recourse to justice. And meet the global network of activists, lawyers and legislators striving for equality and justice for everyone.

Together, these courageous survivors and reformers are working to eradicate these laws, which blight the lives of millions. By unshackling our societies from the devastating relics of colonialism, this inspiring network of changemakers is forging a path to an equal, just and happier world.


Cast: Caleb Orozco, Kendale Trapp, Anjali Gopalan, Kim Simplis-Barrow, Khalinda Madeleine, Eric Gitari, Ronny Arnephy

Directed by Jennifer Fearnley