Documentaries: Standing on the Line



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In both amateur and professional sports, being gay remains taboo. Few dare to come out of the closet for fear of being stigmatized, and for many, the pressure to perform is compounded by a further strain: whether or not to affirm their sexual identity. Standing on the Line takes a fresh and often moving look at some of our gay athletes, who share their experiences with the camera. They’ve set out to overcome prejudice in the hopes of changing things for the athletes of tomorrow.

Director:  Paul Émile d’Entremont
Producers:  Christine Aubé, Jac Gautreau, Maryse Chapdelaine
Cinematographer:  Mario Paulin
Editor: Dominique Sicotte
Country:  Canada
Province:  NB
Language:  English & French
Subtitle:  Partial
Runtime:  80 minutes