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This film was last shown on 14 October 2021

Pier Kids is a poignant documentary that follows Casper, Desean, and Krystal, three homeless queer black youth as they navigate the streets, welfare, and their biological families in order to find stable housing.

Once home to the Stonewall uprising and US gay liberation movement of the 1970s, New York’s Christopher Street and its neighbouring pier are now the places where queer youth of colour, many of whom are experiencing homelessness, assemble and seek support and solidarity in the face of harassment, racism, and rejection.

In this honest and empathetic debut, director Elegance Bratton offers an intimate and moving portrait of the realities of these LGBTQ+ youth, shedding light on the harassment and police profiling they are confronted with on a daily basis.

Elegance Bratton
1 hour 36 minutes


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