AFRICAN SHORTS: QUEER – DECOLONIZING THE GAZE

19.9. Wednesday

20:30 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

The AFRICAN SHORTS: QUEER – DECOLONIZE THE GAZE short film programme (total duration: 86 minutes) has been curated by DEMASK. DEMASK is a queer intersectional collective curating BI*PoC-related events in the Cologne area. The selection highlights real life experiences of black LGBTQIA+ people.

With Ana Flavia Silva & Miss Immigration in attendance

In cooperation with LSVD e. V. and rubicon e. V

 

 

ANEMONE

R: Amrou Al-Kadhi; UK 2018;
OF engl.; digital; 18 min.

Anemio is a non-binary second-generation teenager confronted by gender-specific expectations in daily life. To escape this pressure, they transform into an ANEMONE.

IFTIIN

R: Ladan Mohamed Siad; Kanada 2018;

OF engl. m. engl. UT; digital; 9 min.

In IFTIIN, a teenager has to accompany her grandmother to her appointments and gets to know her better and in a way that’s new to her.

BALTRINGUE (FREED)

(FREED) R: Josza Anjembe; Frankreich 2019;

OF frz. mit engl. UT; digital; 21 min.

BALTRINGUE (FREED): 20-year-old Issa is soon to be released from prison when he meets young inmate Gaetan who’s yet to serve his sentence.

ZURURA, ZURURA (THE SMILE BLOOMS)

R: Marthe Djilo Kamga; Uganda/Belgien 2019;

OF frz. m. engl. UT; digital; 19 min.

With ZURURA, ZURURA (THE SMILE BLOOMS), director Marthe Djilo Kamga explores a new perspective on the black female body in an experimental way, inviting new generations to celebrate their being black.

NEGRUM3

R: Diego Paulino; Brasilien 2018;

OF bras. m. engl. UT; digital; 21 min.

NEGRUM3 is a manifesto by Brazil’s black LGBTQIA+ community, raising the issue of discrimination against those who are marginalised within society while challenging their situation through creative performances and personal anecdotes.