Documentary Shorts Competition - I

DAY 5 | Sun, July 26, 2020 | 6th Show | 10.00 PM

The first part of the ‘In Competition’ real-life films offers four up-close & personal stories about Human Rights, Activism, People of Color, Sexuality, Queer History, and Bonding.

MARIELLE'S LEGACY WILL NOT DIE
Director: Leonard Cortana
23 min / 2019 / Brazil / Portuguese

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 2019, artists and activists used the 2019 Carnival to call for justice for AfroBrazilian Councilwoman Marielle Franco, assassinated in March 2018. In the midst of social protest and rising fear over the Far Right Government of Jair Bolsonaro, Rio de Janeiro has become an active site of resistance and memorialization of Franco’s legacy. Black women and Lesbian activists invest the city to ask "who ordered Marielle Franco's murder?"


NICE CHINESE GIRLS DON'T           
Director: Jennifer Abod
20 min / 2019 / USA / English

Kitty Tsui, Chinese American writer, poet, body builder, and lesbian activist,  tells of her arrival as an immigrant to San Francisco and, amidst the anti-Vietnam war protests, finding her way to San Francisco State, which influenced her on her path as an activist and poet.

In this first ever documentary about a Chinese American Lesbian, Tsui brings to life her coming of age in San Francisco in the 1970s, her challenges, and her continued rise to celebrity by being re-discovered by a whole new generation of Feminists.


BREAKWATER (Quebramar)
Director: Cris Lyra
27 min / 2019 / Brazil / Portuguese

A group of young lesbians from São Paulo go on a trip to a remote beach for the New Year's celebration. While they wait, they relax, make music, and build an emotional refuge for themselves. They own their bodies, their memories and they feel free.


DESIRE?
Director: Garima Kaul
28 min / 2019 / India / English, Hindi

Through a collage of intimate stories,‘Desire?’ opens up a dialogue about Asexual relationships that do not stand on the edifice of Sex and Sexuality, existing as a minority community within an already persecuted LGBTQIA minority community. The parallel narratives take you through each characters’ world as they navigate through life creating small ruptures within a culture of universal hypersexuality.


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