My city is blessed with a film festival for GLBT-movies. Each year, I complain about the festival being taken over and hijacked by silly romantic comedies, the plot of which are only too easy to predict. On the other hand, I have always been pleasantly surprised by the high standard of the documentaries shown at the festival. Last year, due to favorable circumstances, I shuffled off to watch KATZENBALL, a documentary about the history of lesbianism in Swizerland. I was immediately enthralled by the film, in which a group of lesbians talked about their lives. The stories were packed with humor, experience and I would also go as far as to talk about wisdom. Sometimes, I feel that I really learn something from films, where "learning" is not about learning about historical facts or other types of facts - I have a deeper sense of "learning" in mind. The way that we learn things about life by talking and living with others, the way the perspectives of others may enrich our lives. KATZENBALL, for me, disclosed a form of joy of living.
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