Afraid of What?

Marcelo is a young man who, like most young people, has dreams, desires, and plans. His family, his friends, and the community in which he lives also have expectations for him. But Marcelo’s dreams and desires do not always match those expectations. What does Marcelo want? Both Marcelo and those around him seem to be afraid of the answer.

Afraid of what? Of what they do not know, of what is unfamiliar or different. In general, people fear what they do not know well. It is this fear of the unfamiliar that often fuels prejudice and leads to various forms of discrimination. Homophobia is one of these forms of discrimination.

Afraid of What? is a no-words cartoon video that invites viewers to reflect critically on how to eliminate homophobia and promote respect for sexual diversity.