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Film: Shame

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ian McDonald


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May 2nd 2008, and we follow Jason as he journeys from Brighton to London to the spot where Justin Fashanu, the first and only openly gay footballer, committed suicide on May 2nd, 1998. The journey is interspersed with a heartfelt message from Jason to John Fashanu, Justin’s younger brother. In staging his own private vigil to remember Justin, Jason marks the start of a campaign, The Justin Campaign against homophobia in football.

Publication metadata

Author(s): McDonald I

Publication type: Digital or Visual Media

Publication status: Published

Year: 2009

Source Publication Date: First screening: March 2009

Series Editor(s): Produced by Geetha J for interventions

Publisher: Interventions

Place Published: Brighton, UK

Format: 5mins/HDV/English

Credits: Direction and editing by Ian McDonald. Camera by James Marcus Tucker