Produced and directed by Mark Kenneth Woods and Michael Yerxa, the documentary "Two Soft Things, Two Hard Thing"s examines LGBTQ issues among the Inuit people living in Nunavut, the northernmost territory in Canada. Wrestling with legacies of colonialization and the ongoing influence of the Catholic Church, communities are struggling to understand gender diversity and homosexuality within their own histories. While some deny that history, others recognize a more inclusive past. Also serving as the title of the film, the traditional Inuktitut language identifies lesbian and gay relationships as "two soft things rubbing together" and "two hard things rubbing together.”
Content warning: This film describes anti-LGBTQ+ violence and historical trauma related to colonization.
First Nations Film Series
In partnership with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI), this curated series is inspired by themes found in the museum’s fall exhibitions and programs as well as issues important to our campus community. Films selected for this series are meant to underscore the contemporary realities faced by First Nations’ people. We hope the series broadens understanding and challenges assumptions. This screening is also part of the celebration of Indigenous Heritage Month.
Full Screening Schedule
Sat, September 21: "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World" (2017)
Sat, October 26: "Four Sheets to the Wind" (2007)
Sat, November 9: "Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things" (2016)
Sat, December 7: "Smoke Signals" (1998)
All films are free and open to the public.
Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.
Saturday, November 9 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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