Artist Paul Harfleet’s family had always accepted
his sexuality, but it was a different story outside the home. Like many
young gay people, he regularly faced abuse. So he developed an artistic
work, the Pansy Project, to challenge homophobia and promote respect
For 10 years, Harfleet has been travelling the world, meeting people
and planting pansies at the site of homophobia. A single pansy to
provoke consciousness, to encourage reflection, to prompt discussion in
the public place.
A poetic plant for a symbolic commemorative gesture.
We follow Harfleet as he brings his Pansy Project to France for the
first time. From Paris to Marseille, via Lille, Strasbourg and Avignon,
Harfleet finds his own way with his flowers, goes searching for
testimonies and exposes the prejudices and discrimination gay people in
Europe still face.
Directed by Jean-Baptiste Erreca
Scriptwriter Lionel Bernard
Chéries-Chéris 2015 LGBTQ Festival (Paris, France); Festival Au Coeur
des Droits Humains in association with Amnesty Intl (France); Stockholm
International Film Festival Junior (Sweden); Rencontres In & Out,
Nice & Cannes LGBT Film Festival (France); KASHISH Mumbai
International Queer Film Festival (India); Kranjska Gora International
Film Festival (Slovenia); Geneva International Queer Film Festival
Everybody’s Perfect (Switzerland); LGBTQ Cinema Day for The
International Coming Out Day (Switzerland)
Best International Documentary Feature Award (KASHISH Mumbai Queer
International Film Festival, India 2016); Best Documentary Award
(Kranjska Gora International Film Festival, Slovenia 2016).