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November 16th, 2017 Disorienting Diaspora

Disorienting Diaspora

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Since 2006, The Queer Media Database Canada Quebec has worked to resuscitate our rich heritage of queer or LGBTTIQA2S moving image makers and their works. The kernel of this program was planted in early 2017 in the wake of an alarming tide of islamophobia here and abroad. This political crisis compelled us to revisit this rich trove of films and videos by artists working in Canada, who had come or whose families had originally come from Muslim-majority societies and whose work is shaped by this cultural heritage and history. Curated in partnership with the evanescent collective Taklif, this genderful and political program was chosen to challenge, inform, amuse, provoke – or arouse – you, make you wake up or dream, and perhaps even inspire this archive to come alive in the coming years.

A party will follow the screening at 10pm : PARTY MEDIA QUEER

Cab Ride
Farrah Khan
2011 | Canada | 4 min | English

Chic Point: Fashion For Israeli Checkpoints
Sharif Waked
2003 | Israel/Palestine | 7 min | Without dialogue

Erotic, Exotic
Atif Siddiqi
1998 | Canada | 19 min | English/Hindi, English and French subtitles

his distance between us : Rizwan
Kevin D’Souza, Feroz Khan
1999 | Canada | 2 min | English

Jangri
Safiya Randera
1998 | Canada | 7 min | English

La mélomane voilée
Hejer Charf
2008 | Quebec | 6 min | Without dialogue

The Migrant Mixtape
Eli Jean Tahchi
2017 | Quebec | 22 min | French/English/Arabic, English subtitles

My Name Is Ludmilla-Mary (Corpus-Christi)
2Fik
2015 | Quebec/United States | 5 min | English, French subtitles

Puri
Kevin D’Souza, Arif Noorani
Canada | 1998 | 5 min | English

The Queen of My Dreams
Ryan Logan, Fawzia Mirza
2012 | United States | 3 min | English

Presented in collaboration with Media Queer

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