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Dream Boat

Every year the DREAM BOAT hosts a week-long cruise only for gay men. The days and nights onboard the ship, are filled with parties, freedom, and sex – but the men also share their doubts and dreams, and reflect on the political and familial restrictions they are faced with in their everyday life. The film follows five men from five different countries as they dive into the DREAM BOAT experience.

Tristan Ferland Milewski

Germany, 2017

90 min.

German/French/Arabic/English with English subtitles


#cinematic #community #gay #internalisedphobias

Documentary

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Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves

As the 2012 'Maple Spring' student protest movement in Quebec slowly ebbs away, four young people still find themselves willing to make a difference and make a revolution. They are frustrated with society and build up their own reality where the four of them need to coexist and together they use their anger to form their political expression. In the course of a path formed by ideals and doubt, we witness their radicalism as it increasingly turns inwards and questioning how you make revolution the best way.

Mathieu Denis & Simon Lavoie

Canada, 2016

183 min.

French with English subtitles


#community #political #queer #sexwork

Feature film

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My Name is Jacque

As a human rights activist and a militant for HIV-positive people, Jacqueline has achieved many milestones, including her role as a representative of the Brazilian government at the United Nations. Jacqueline is a trans woman that has touched many people in her life, disrupted the normative ideas of gender, and fought prejudice.

Angela Zoé

Brazil, 2016

72 min.

Portuguese with English subtitles


#community #family #political #portrait #T

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My Wonderful West Berlin

Berlin's vibrant and subversive subcultures, originally emerging from within the grey walls surrounding West Berlin, helped to shape the city we know today. The film uses archive footage to build a picture of how Berlin evolved over the decades, seen through the eyes of political activists, party-goers and club owners. Focussed around a group of gay men who watched the city change from a place where raids and arrests in bars were common to a dream destination and place of refuge for gays.

Jochen Hick

Germany, 2017

97 min.

German with English subtitles


#community #gay #historical #political

Documentary

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Dispatches From Cleveland

Undeniably current, 'Dispatches from Cleveland' tells a chilling tale of police brutality and general disinterest in the continued killing of minorities. Being statistically the most distressed and segregated city in the States, the death of loved ones is everyday life for many in Cleveland. And although being at great risk, trans women of colour are more often invisible and ignored by both the media and the masses. Black trans lives matter.

Catherine Gund

USA, 2017

75 min.

English without subtitles


#classconflict #community #internalisedphobias #political #T

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Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

A fascinating journey through gender and sexuality in the Canadian Inuit community. This film portrays the consequences of the region’s colonial past for the LGBTQ people of today. With high respect for the natives’ own history, we meet the organisers of the first Pride, the creator of the first film about homosexuality, the Inuit living in exile, and a politician who enforced protection of human rights for LGBTQ persons. An educational documentary that is both emotional and beautifully filmed.

Mark Kenneth Woods & Michael Yerxa

Canada, 2016

71 min.

English/Inuktitut with English subtitles


#colonialism #comingout #community #historical #LGBTQ

Documentary

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Mr. Gay Syria

A documentary that follows two gay Syrian refugees and their story of trying to regain their lives. We meet Hussein and Mahmoud, both very different people yet they share the same dream: namely to participate in Mr. Gay World 2016. This dream brings them the chance to escape from a life in hiding and demonstrates that visibility is a requirement for fighting oppression.

Ayse Toprak

France/Germany/Turkey, 2017, 2017

85 min.

Arabic with English subtitles


#community #friendship #gay #political

Documentary

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Queen of Hearts

'Cooperative AR/TV Trans' is a theater cooperative in Argentina composed of trans women and it was created with the sole purpose of getting trans women out of sex work. The documentary follows ten of its members, whose work has created a space that makes trans women and their experiences visible. At the same time, they are taking back the power by vindicating their gaze and sharing their experiences and realities. Queen of Hearts introduces ten fierce women that will stop at nothing to get everything out of life.

Guillermo Bergandi

Argentina, 2016

83 min.

Spanish with English subtitles


#community #friendship #sexwork #T

Documentary

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SEX & The Silver Gays

‘SEX & The Silver Gays’ introduces the ‘New York Prime Timers’, the NYC Chapter of the American senior gay men’s organisation, a group that among their many activities actively engages in monthly sex parties. We are invited to their intimate gatherings, where they explicitly illustrate their carnal activities and explain to the viewer who they are, their shared histories, and what it means to share joyful consensual sexual celebrations. This documentary expands the popular image of gay sex, so you can look forward to getting older.

Charles Lum & Todd Verow

USA, 2016

70 min.

Q&A with the directors


#community #gay #generational #internalisedphobias #NSFW #senior

Documentary

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