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Brighton Rocks Shorts Series 2

Ruck it!

Putting the ‘’fun into dysfunctional’’. Mencap’s first ever learning disability rugby team. A documentary charting three stories, one team and a camel mascot.

Kelvin DeSena, East London filmmaker creating rough and ready cinematic stories within sport. Previously Head of Film at The National Lottery, then went on to set-up Tanjun Media, a film production company, working with Team GB, Mencap, UK Sport and others.


Addressing spinal injury at the root of the problem. A short documentary, and inspirational story, following the rehabilitation of a paraplegic through the pioneering techniques of Advanced Bio-Mechanical Rehabilitation.

The Condom Man

Dublin, 1980s. Tainted blood used to transfuse hemophiliacs has added to the HIV epidemic. But nobody is talking about it, or the need to use protection. Nobody, except for one man ... A thoughtful re-creation of a period that helps us understand the lingering biases towards the HIV infected community.

Violet Vixen

A documentary that follows Leo, an 11 year old boy who identifies with female traits and who lives out his true personality through his alter ego Violet Vixen. We see his relationship with his mother and the honesty and complexities of him being an outgoing personality, versus the bullying he's subjected to for falling outside of the stereotypical gender role. He then meets one of his idols, someone he can relate to and aspire to emulate, Courtney Act, a renowned drag queen. Courtney gives him some guidance to help him along his journey. This film is a celebration of acceptance in an ever-changing society.

That Moment When… I learned to live with HIV

After being diagnosed with HIV, Rich was lost. A moment of clarity from mother nature provided a sense of perspective that helped him find his place in this world. 

The Brighton Kop

270 miles from Anfield, there is a pub that is home to community of Liverpool fans. Founded by a gay couple, it is a heart-warming story about passion, friendship and what it means to be a modern football supporter.

Earlier Event: August 26
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Later Event: August 26
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