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Aswangs
Irina Contreras and Nico Dacumos
USA, 2010, 7min, E
A story is told in several different ways.
One person recounts a story they were
told as a child while another version
exploring the queerness of the story is
told at the same time. Ein und die selbe
Geschichte wird auf unterschiedliche
Arten erzählt. Eine Person erzählt eine
Geschichte, welche sie als Kind hörte. Jemand
anderes untersucht die Queerness
der selben.

Pashke and Sofia
Karin Michalski
Germany, 2003, 30min, Albanian/ESubs
Pashke (62) lives as a “sworn virgin”
since s/he was thirty what means that
s/he lives the social role of men. This is
part of the Albanian tradition where
women take over the rights and duties
of men when the family situation needs
it or when they don’t want to marry.
Pashke (62) lebt als eine “geschworene
Jungfrau” seit si_er dreissig ist. Das bedeutet,
dass Si_er in der gesellschaftlichen
Rolle eines Mannes lebt. Dies ist Teil der

Queer Umbrella
Rosa Middleton
England, 2010, 2min, E/DSubs
Animated responses to what it means
to be Queer. Eine animierte Antwort
dazu, was es bedeutet Queer zu sein.

Two Spirit People
Michel Beauchemin, Lori Levy & Gretchen Vogel
USA, 1991 20min, E/DSubs
„When we were studying for our undergraduate degrees
at the University of California Berkeley, we found
one another in an ethnic studies class and realized „Two-
Spirit People“ The Berdache Tradition in Native American
Culture. The inspiration to explore this subject came
from Walter William’s discussion of two spirit people in
„The Spirit and the Flesh“. I dedicate our „Two-Spirit
People“ in loving memory of Michel Beauchemin who
passed away with HIV a few years back.“ „Als wir für
unser Vordiplom studierten in der Universität von Californien
Berkeley, fanden wir einander in einer Vorlesung von Ethik
Studien und hörten von „Two_Spirit Menschen“, der Berdache
Tradition in der Kultur Amerikanischer Ersteinwohner_
innen. Die Inspiration dieses Thema zu Untersuchen
kam von Walter William’s Besprechung von Two Spirit People
in „The Spirit and the Flesh“. Ich widme diesen Film in
liebevoller Erinnerung an Michel Beauchemin, der vor wenigen
Jahren an HIV verstarb.“

Metamorphosis
Nill
Germany, 2009 2min, D, Sp
Sexy sihouettes, draftet contours and bodylines.
They converge until they merge.
Sexy Sillhouetten, gezeichnete Konturen und
Körperteilen. Sie nähern sich einander an bis sie
verschmelzen.

One in 2000
Ajae Clearway
USA, 2006, 26min, english
Interweaving current stories with 1950’s educational
films, portraits and demystifies the
experiences of intersex people. Dieser Film
kombiniert aktuelle Geschichten mit Erziehungsfilmen
von 1950, portraitiert und demystifiziert
die Erfahrungen von Intersexen.

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Çürük – The Pink Report
Ulrike Böhnisch
Turkey/Germany, 2011, 75min; in english, german, turkish with english or german subtitles
The Turkish army considers homosexuality a mental disorder which exonerates young men from military service, but also requires a medical diagnosis to be reached through both psychological and more invasive (and humiliating) diagnostic procedures. This film tells the heartfelt stories of several gay men, who have made entirely different choices about military service. Due to missing freedom of speech the young men are forced to hide their faces while exposing one of Turkeys bigest taboos.
In diesem Dokumentarfilm geht es um Schwule im türkischen Militär und die Ausmusterung, die in der Türkei auf Grund von Homosexualität möglich ist – Schwulsein wird schließlich als visuell nachweisbare Krankheit betrachtet.
www.curuk-film.de
in Anwesenheit der Filmemacherin und einen der Interviewten.

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experimental short film programm

more details coming soon!

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Billie Rain, Basil Shadid
US, 2011, 81min; english mit deutschen UT
A model queer activist and poet, Jesus (Maximillian Davis) prides himself in his work with the Seattle LGBT community. At the same time, Jesus is having unprotected sex and cheating on his long-time partner Johnny (Samonte Cruz). Jesus’s world implodes when he discovers that he is HIV positive, forcing him to confront his innermost fears, his relationship with his ex-boyfriend, and a future living with HIV. Faced with the unknown, Jesus is pulled from the brink of self-destruction by Sister Alysa Trailer (Brian Peters), a drag nun who leads him down a path of self-discovery.
www.heartbreaksopen.com