Friday 19 May 19:30h – Kriterion 2
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With aftertalk by Nour Anne.
In Jordan, four Arab queers learn to survive, caught between honor and freedom, hope and sacrifice. We are proud to host the Dutch premiere of this documentary.
Jordan Bryon | Jordan, Libanon, Palestine | 2019 | 93 min | Berber, English spoken |
English subtitles | Documentary
Birds of The Borderlands is a raw and impressive documentary in which filmmaker Jordan, an Australian non-binary person, follows four Arab queers. They risk their place in their families, communities and even countries to be themselves. Hiba is a Bedouin trans-girl fleeing her tribe before they discover her secret transition; Youssef is a gay Iraqi refugee murder-witness, waiting in hiding for UNHCR to hand him his fate; Khalaf is a gay Imam turned LGBT activist forced to seek asylum abroad after a vicious assault from his family; Rasha is a young Jordanian feminist who finds herself in a relationship with Jordan, the Australian filmmaker who is determined to help the film’s characters but doesn’t understand the price paid for freedom in a country where honor can still be thicker than blood.