Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!

This upcoming screening: "Pinkwashing Exposed" is an hour long documentary on anti-pinkwashing and Palestine solidarity activism in Seattle. This film is directed by trans activist, lawyer and Associate Professor at Seattle University School of Law, Dean Spade.

"Pinkwashing" is a term activists have coined for when countries engaged in terrible human rights violations promote themselves as "gay friendly" to improve their public image. Israel is the country most famous for this strategy, having initiated it as part of a rebranding campaign for the last decade.

In 2012, activists in the Pacific Northwestern region of the US responded to an Israeli Consulate-funded pinkwashing tour featuring Israeli gay and lesbian activists that was coming to the region. Local queer Palestine solidarity activists exposed the "Rainbow Generations" tour as pro-Israel propaganda and got some of the events, including the tour's centerpiece event hosted by the City of Seattle's LGBT Commission, cancelled. Through the inspiring story of these activists' victory, Pinkwashing Exposed explores how pinkwashing works and what local activists are doing to fight back.


This event is free (although donations are very much appreciated), the venue is wheelchair accessible and they'll serve fika.

This screening is supported by Garaget and ABF Malmö.

När: 14 februari 2018 19:00 - 14 februari 2018 22:00

Var: Garaget Lönngatan 30 / Malmö

Arrangör: Cinema Politica Malmö