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In Focus: ON QUEER IDENTITIES - Dreams & Struggles


The focus ON QUEER IDENTITIES-STRUGGLES AND DREAMS intimately portrays personal and family-related conflicts, the struggle of self-fulfillment, a sense of belonging and acceptance in societies of the world that lack openness and pluralistic mindsets. Some films are biographies of men that find themselves confronted with their sexuality within a conservative surrounding. Others are stories of transgender emancipation from Brazil to the Philippines and Finland, sometimes painfully and sometimes humorously fighting for a place in society. Social standards and values concerning inclusion/ exclusion, masculinity and the role of religion are skillfully questioned and by doing so, our viewpoint on the realities of people within LGBTIQ*- ‘communities’ is enriched by a multitude of perspectives.
 

Films:

Anouk Houtman | Indonesia, Netherlands 2016 | 25min | OmeU
ACROSS GENDER

Aksel Stasny | USA, Austria 2016 | 51 Min. | OmeU
LEAVING THE NEST

André Lage | Argentina, France 2016 | 79 Min. | OmeU
LOS LEONES

Oskari Pastila | Finland 2016 | 87 Min. | OmeU
SPANDEX SAPIENS

Barak Heymann, Tomer Heymann | UK, Israel 2016 | 86 Min. | OmeU
WHO’S GONNA LOVE ME NOW?