Laatste event update:
10-12-2017, 10:52
The Queering the Stage debate focuses on the performing arts and their power to deconstruct, disrupt and re-norm social constructions such as gender, sexuality and ethnicity. Following the debate, three films related to the topics will be screened.

The director of the film ANYA KNEEZ: A Queen in Beirut, Mohamad Abdouni, and its protagonist Anya Kneez will be present for a Q&A.

ANYA KNEEZ: A Queen in Beirut (dir. Mohamad Abdouni)
Lebanon, 11 min, 2017
English / English subtitles,
Documentary, Short

After 23 years in the United States, Anya Kneez moves back home to live with her parents in Lebanon. She struggles with the values of a Middle Eastern society that fails to accommodate her lifestyle. The short documentary portrays the life of the boy who brought Drag from the slums of Brooklyn to the clubs of Beirut.

Na 23 jaar in de Verenigde Staten keert Anya Kneez terug naar haar ouders in Libanon. De normen en waarden van een cultuur in het Midden-Oosten stroken niet langer met haar levensstijl. Deze korte documentaire portretteert het leven van de jongen die drag van de sloppenwijken van Brooklyn meebrengt naar het nachtleven van Beiroet.
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Decoding DarkMatter (dir. Crystal Waterton)
United States, 22 min, 2017
English / No subtitles
Documentary, Short

Decoding DarkMatter documents the journey of two Asian transgender poetry performance artists, as they progress from Stanford University, where they began performing together, to their first large theater production. As art activists, they discuss the obstacles trans people of color are facing worldwide.

Decoding DarkMatter volgt de ontwikkelingen van twee Aziatische transgender poetry-performers, vanaf het begin van hun optredens op Stanford University tot hun eerste grote theatervoorstelling. Als artivists bespreken ze de belemmeringen die queer & trans people of color wereldwijd tegenkomen.
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Tango Queerido (dir. Liliana Furió)
Argentina, 60 min, 2016
Language: English, German, Spanish / Subtitles: English
Documentary

Tango Queerido offers insight from within the international queer tango movement. It highlights the paradox of how tango, a traditionally macho dance, has given LGBTIQ communities a tool of communication and political struggle through appropriation, rebelling against its heteronormative gender roles.

Tango Queerido biedt een kijkje in de internationale queer tangobeweging. Het belicht de paradox hoe tango, van oorsprong een macho dans, door de LHBTQI gemeenschap wordt ingezet als politiek wapen in de strijd tegen heteronormativiteit.

https://www.iqmf.nl/program/short-film-program-queering-the-stage