IQMF SHORTS #3: Out Of Place Activism

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IQMF SHORTS #3: Out Of Place Activism
We will not be removed from our buildings, our countries or our bodies. Films in which existence itself is already an act of resistance. Get inspired.

LIBERTÀ, Savino Carbone 30 min, Italy 2019, , English and French with English subtitles
What does freedom mean for two homosexual migrants in Bari, Italy? While they discuss their status as asylum seekers, the government’s tough new migration policies start to affect them.

We the People, Fan Sissoko, Virginia Nimarkoh 35 min, UK 2019, , English, no subtitles
Dive deep with us into the radical history of Brixton, UK. 6 younger and older residents of Railton Road explore what activism means to them on a deeply personal level as they discuss the well documented Brixton Uprising and the lesser known histories of queer activism and squatting. They also reflect on the changing face of Brixton. As the neighbourhood attracts a less diverse crowd, the spaces where people could come together, dream together and change the world together are threatened. What will remain of this history in the face of gentrification?

Shéár Avory: To Be Continued, Abram Cerda, 26 min US 2020, English, no subtitles
Coming of age story of Black trans*femme in America. Shéár Avory (pronouns: they/them/theirs), a 17 year old trans* aspiring social justice advocate in Los Angeles who navigates housing instability and familial dependency on their journey to adulthood.
Shéár is dependent on their mother for continued access to their medical transition.
When her mother struggles with her recovery from addiction, she is unable to always offer Shéár the support they need.

Risk and no reward, William Martin III, 11 min, US 2020, English and Spanish, English subtitles
While immigration to the United States has dried up, there has been an uptick in gay and transgender asylum seekers from Central America arriving in Tijuana, Mexico. This short documentary introduces us to Alejandra, an asylum seeker from El Salvador, forced to engage in sex work and Jaime Marín, who opened the first shelter for LGBTQ+ people in the border city.


This show is part of International Queer & Migrant Film Festival. Visit the festival page for the full program.

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