This is a special video and a touching story.
While in Timor-Leste, I got connected with a local named Nata. He’s a really cool and friendly guy, who has been kind enough to take me around his country!
Nata and his youth group, Hatutan, recently started a LGBT pride parade in the small country of Timor-Leste, which has been making international headlines. Their movement has provided an opportunity to promote social inclusion for everyone in a country where LGBT people have struggled to gain family/social acceptance.
Their first pride parade was held last year, which attracted 500+ people and was so powerful that it brought in support from the previous Prime Minister. They are already planning their second pride to happen this coming June.
I really admire Nata’s approach to make an impact in his country’s society, so I sat him down to question him and learn more about his story.
This is the longest video I’ve ever made, at nearly 5 minutes, and also the hardest I’ve spent editing… I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.
Special thanks to PixelAsia and FilmDeit Productions for the extra footage, and to Nata & his friends who helped make this video happen.