When Pride Came To Town

17 min, 2018

When Pride Came To Town / Bygdehomo

The story of Norway's first rural Pride parade. We meet 52-year old Bjørn-Tore, who fled to the big city in order to escape the everyday homophobia he experienced in his rural hometown. When the very same village is hosting Norway's first rural Pride parade, Bjørn-Tore is filled with mixed emotions about returning to take part in the parade. Tension rise as a local church group organize an anti-LGBTQ rally, just weeks before Pride.

A co-production with the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. Made possible by the support of AftenpostenBergesenstiftelsen, FoFoGoFo and Viken Filmsenter.

Directed and produced by Julia Dahr & Julie Lunde Lillesæter
Cinematographer: Julie Lunde Lillesæter
Editor: Mathias Askeland
Producer Aftenposten: Jonas Brenna
Assistant producer & Researcher: Johanne Kristensen Sandvik
Sound design: Karoline Fjugstad Wendelborg
Archival research: Aurora Hannisdal

Oslo Fusion Film Festival, 2018, Norway
Minimalen Short Film Festival, 2019, Norway
American Documentary Film Festival, 2019, USA
Atlanta Film Festival, 2019, USA