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Odehimin (Baie du coeur)
KIJÂTAI-ALEXANDRA VEILLETTE-CHEEZO ANISHNABE | 3 MIN | V.O. OJIBWE, F & A. / OJIBWE, FRENCH & ENGLISH
Synopsis: Odehimin is reconnecting with oneself and learning self-love.
HADI MOUSSALLY | LIBAN / LEBANON | 2020 | 5 MIN | SANS DIALOGUE / NO DIALOGUE
Synopsis: Hadi’s birthday landed on the 3rd of April, 2020, during lockdown, and for the first time he celebrated it all by himself.
Her & Her
JADE ANOUKA | ROYAUME-UNI / UNITED KINGDOM | 2020 | 13 MIN | V.O.A. / ENGLISH
Synopsis: Her & Her have been seeing each other a few months now and are both very much in love. But they have just moved into Her small one bedroom flat and of course she’s brought the dog! Suddenly, Her home is their home. Different backgrounds, cultures, upbringings, rules. Both women. One black. One white. Part Poetry video. Part music video. Her & Her is a lyrical, musical story told using poetry and beatboxing.
Shea, by Nasra
EFFY ADAR | CANADA | 2020 | 4 MIN | V.O.A. / ENGLISH
Synopsis:A family displaced by greed searches for a new home in a foreign place. As they explore, they discover pieces of themselves; old and new. Shea celebrates what has always remained in Black/African peoples, an innate sense of home, luxury and interconnectedness.
LAMATHILDE | CANADA | 2020 | 3 MIN | V.O.F. & A. / FRENCH & ENGLISH
Synopsis:“Words can be like tiny doses of arsenic, we swallow them without paying attention, they seem to have no effect and now after a while the toxic effect is felt” – Victor Klemperer
Are you Still Watching
ALEX CARDY, TALI POLICHTUK & KITTY CHRYSTAL | AUSTRALIE / AUSTRALIA | 2021 | 6 MIN | V.O.A. / ENGLISH
Synopsis: Jamie keeps themselves entertained bingeing on queer film and TV during lockdown but mere escapism turns sensual when they start having sexual delusions involving their favourite queer characters. Are You Still Watching? explores the emancipatory power of the queer imagination, combining erotic fan fiction tropes, magical realism and a firm camp sensibility.
MOHSEN NABAVI | IRAN | 2021 | 25 MIN | V.O. FARSI S.-T.A. / FARSI S.-T.EN.
Synopsis: At the age of 30, Parastoo is preparing for the sex reassignment surgery when she faces a problem that she must understand to solve.
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