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Electric queer stories about seeking refuge – in found family, friendship, and new parts of the world

Description

Countless LGBTQ+ individuals and communities around the world are unable to travel freely or are forced to leave their homes. SHORTS: FINDING REFUGE illuminates queer stories of seeking refuge – in found family, friendship and entirely new countries. These uplifting short films explore what it means to forge a new life while dreaming of the people and places left behind.



FROZEN OUT
Dir. Hao Zhou, USA, 5 mins
New York State Premiere
An émigré retreats to frozen prairies and swamps, hoping to find a meaningful story and escape the anxieties of dislocation.



ON MY WAY
Dir. Sonam Larcin, Belgium, 22 mins
New York State Premiere
The unexpected arrival of a Nigerian migrant in the Belgian countryside shakes up the fragile daily life of two men living a secret relationship.
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film



EXPATRIATE DREAMER
Dir. Yihao Zheng, USA, 11 mins
U.S. Premiere
Alexander Kargaltsev, a Russian-born asylum seeker in the United States, draws on his memories and recreates his home on an unidentified beach.
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film



F1-100
Dir. Emory Chao Johnson, USA, 14 mins
East Coast Premiere
Video, illustration, and animation are combined in this portrait of an international art student studying abroad in the United States.
Followed by a Q&A with Emory Chao Johnson
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film




SHIFT
Dir. Daniela Martinez, USA, 6 mins
East Coast Premiere
After coming out and getting kicked out by her mother and stepfather, Amaia hesitantly seeks refuge with her grandmother.
Followed by a Q&A with Director Daniela Martinez



PRAYERS FOR SWEET WATERS
Dir. Elijah Ndoumbe, South Africa, 16 mins
New York City Premiere
The stories of a Burundian refugee, an elder dedicated to her community, and a member of Gen Z provide vivid dreamscapes and realities of three trans sex workers in Cape Town, South Africa.
Followed by a Q&A with Elijah Ndoumbé
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film

Duration

82 minutes

Genre

Shorts

Venue

Streaming: October 15 - 26
In-Person: October 24 at 12PM (LGBT Community Center)

Tickets

Virtual Tickets:
10/15-10/26


In-Person Tickets:
LGBT Community Center 10/24, 12:00PM


ALL Virtual Films: