Queer Day

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    On Monday, November 23rd, IDFA presents Queer Day's eighth edition. We'll screen a selection of unique and personal stories from LGBTQI+-communities all over the world.

    Queer Day is made possible by Mama Cash and OUTtv.

    Films in this program

    Let My Body Speak

    • Madonna Adib
    • 2020

      This personal short film by Madonna Adib centers on her body—a body which was attracted to girls when she was growing up in Damascus, was punished for failing to follow the government's rules, and which she now cherishes as her only real possession.

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      Son of Sodom

      • Theo Montoya
      • 2020

        Camilo Najar was known on the Medellín queer scene as “Son of Sodom.” At the age of 21 he died of a heroin overdose. Montoya explores the no-future mentality of his generation in a freewheeling, punk style.

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        Showgirls of Pakistan

        • Saad Khan
        • 2020

          People may regard the way Afreen, Uzma, and Reema earn their living as vulgar, but these Pakistani dancers hold their heads high despite the threats, censorship, and prejudice. An energy-packed, taboo-busting record of a dynamic subculture.

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          Silent Voice

          • Reka Valerik
          • 2020

            Khavaj, a young Chechnyan martial arts fighter, is hiding in Belgium because of his sexual orientation. The traumas he’s been through caused him to lose his voice. Cut off from his family and far from home, his only option is to reinvent himself.

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            • Marlén Viñayo
            • 2020

              Geovanny became a gang member and a murderer when he was 12. In prison, he joined an evangelical church that lavished God’s forgiveness on him. However, one sin is unforgivable for both the gang and the church: Geovanny is gay.

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