Tickets: € 4.99 – On Demand – Available from May 13th via cultuurticket.nl/transcreen
This collection of short films was compiled around the common theme of ‘Queering Kinship’. A subject that all shorts, in their own ways, deal with. Family, chosen family, the people around you; they make you who you are and help you become who you’re meant to be.
Spaces of Exile
Mala Badi | Marocco/Netherlands | 5 min | English subtitles | Visual Storytelling
A creative and personal short film, drawn from Badi’s personal experiences. Mala Badi is an artist and activist, and both of these influence this captivating and creative documentary.
Prisoner of Society
Rati Tsitseladze | Finland | 2018 | 16 min | Georgian spoken | English subtitles | Documentary
What it means to be a stranger in your own home and country?
Prisoner of Society is an intimate journey into the world and mind of a young transgender woman, trapped between her personal desire for freedom and traditional expectations of her parents that threatens their unity.
All Monsters Are Human
Helen Spooner & Hugh Davies | UK | 2019 | 21 min | Azerbaijani spoken | English subtitles | Documentary, Animation
In the wake of a violent anti-LGBT government crackdown in Azerbaijan in September 2017, this documentary film follows the plight of three young queer Azeris: Roma, Ladycat and Kristina, all of whom fled their home country hoping to find sanctuary in Istanbul. On a journey from Istanbul to Baku, the filmmakers combine animation and video footage to reveal stories of extortion, torture and murder and discover that for those who have managed to escape, persecution has followed them.
Manolo Ty | Pakistan | 2018 | 24 min | English spoken | Documentary
Gender X portrays the life and challenges of transgender women in Pakistan today. During a photoshoot, the photographer Manolo Ty meets the successful transgender model and activist Inaya in Islamabad. This is the beginning of many interviews with Inaya and other transgender women about their self-image and vulnerability. After yet another brutal attack, one of the interviewees wants to fight for justice. She decides to file a police report for the first time.