Birds of the Borderlands

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Birds of the Borderlands


Venue

Raffertys Theatre

Dates

24 March 2019

Event Type

Cinema Screening

Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival

BIRDS OF THE BORDERLANDS


Genderqueer Australian filmmaker Jordan Bryon’s intense and compelling piece of guerrilla filmmaking powerfully illuminates four queer Arab stories.

Jordanian teenager Hiba is transitioning in secret, fearful of being killed by her Bedouin tribe. Gay Iraqi refugee Youssef fled Baghdad after his boyfriend was murdered and is living in limbo in Bryon’s safe house in Amman. Lesbian feminist Rasha hides her sexuality and her relationship with Bryon from her family while striving for LGBTIQ visibility. Khalaf, a gay Imam turned activist, lives a lonely life in Beirut while waiting for asylum in Canada.

As Bryon becomes more entangled in the struggles of these ‘birds of the borderlands’ – blurring the lines between lover, friend, filmmaker, and activist – tensions explode and a dangerous crisis emerges.

Classification: Unclassified 18+

Date & Time: Sunday 24 March at 5pm

 

 

Ticket Options

Adults $19.90
Concession $17.90
Full Time Student $17.90
Riverside Members $16.90
Transaction fees apply
Screen $1.65

Duration

93 minutes


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