A free screening of the energetic and passionate film FIT will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, November 5 in Weld Hall Glasrud Auditorium. FIT follows a group of secondary students in a hip hop dance class and in a world where anything negative is “gay” and boys and girls have to act in certain ways.
Chris Gibbons, Stonewall’s Senior Education Officer, said: “Overwhelming positive response to FIT as a touring play, from pupils and teachers alike, convinced us that a feature film would help every secondary school in Britain to challenge homophobic bullying. Teachers are still ill-equipped and unsure of how to deal with gay issues in their classrooms.”
Writer/director of FIT Rikki Beadle-Blair said: “When on tour I would ask the kids how many people thought homosexuality was wrong. In every single school the vast majority, about 80 percent, would put their hands up. But kids would come up after the performance and say quite openly, “I walked into this room homophobic and will leave it a changed person.”
FIT will move you. Move you to action. Move you to respond. It may even move you to dance.