GENDERNAUTS- Monika Treut (USA, 1999.)
In her film, Monika Treut covers the stories and experiences of transgender, transexual, intersex and all other persons creating their own genders. Through these stories from San Francisco we learn how by birth or by choice, with the help of hormones or surgical treatment, people move the lines of separation between the male and female.
Gendernauts is a Teddy Award winner of the Berlin Film Festival.
Sunday, September 28 at
5:45 PM, Scena ASU - Obala Kulina bana 11,
RED WITHOUT BLUE - Brooke Sebold, Benita Sills, Todd Sills (USA, 2007)
This documentary covers three years of identical twins' life, Mark and Alex, depicting the indestructible bond between them as they go through their own transformations, both individual and familial. This is a story about two boys of which one identifies as gay, and the other as Claire, a daughter and sister. The film successfully reexamines normative standards about gender and identity, depicting a newly established intimacy in family relationships.
Sunday, September 28 at 4:15 PM, Scena ASU - Obala Kulina bana 11, Sarajevo
BETWEEN THE LINES: INDIA'S THIRD GENDER - Thomas Wartmann (Germany, 2006)
A fascinating story about Indian eunuchs and hijras who, although a part of tradition, live on the outskirts of society. Laxmi, Rambha and Asha share their secret desires, dreams and fears in rigorous everyday life as hijras in Mumbai with young photographer Anita Khemka who follows this marginalized, but miraculous world.
Saturday, September 27 at 3:30 PM, Scena ASU - Obala Kulina bana 11, Sarajevo
VENUS BOYZ - Gabriel Baur (Switzerland, USA, Germany, 2002)
A classic that must be seen! The documentary takes you into the kingdom of drag queens and kings of New York's drag scene. Interviews and performances by Mo B. Dick, Dred Gerestant, Storme Webber, Diane Torr, Del la Grace Volcano and Bridge Markland take us into a world of testosterone, body transformation, playing with mainstream gender roles for personal emotional and physical harmony, and plainly for fun...
Maybe this film clears up what it is to be LGBTTIQ. Maybe it will inspire you to start your own drag troupe? In any case, we are certain that it will motivate you to reflect and (self)question!
Saturday, September 27 at 1:00 PM, Scena ASU - Obala Kulina bana 11, Sarajevo
WE ARE DAD - Michel Horvat (USA, 2005)
One of the most powerful documentaries ever filmed on the subject of gay parenthood, this films looks at a gay couple from Florida, Roger and Steven, who are the guardians of five HIV-positive children. The situation is drastically changed when one of the sons becomes HIV-negative, "healthy", socially acceptable and, as such, not to be raised by a socially unacceptable family. A story of hypocrisy, and the incredible struggle and desire to keep together a family not formed because "that's how it's done" but because of the love they have for each other. The director Michel Horvat, suprised and overjoyed with the screening in Sarajevo, provided us with the film free of charge and with this became a friend of our first Festival. The film has received eight awards for the best documentary in numerous festivals in the United States and Europe.
Thursday, September 26 at 6:00 PM, Mediacentar - Kolodvorska 3, Sarajevo
KATZENBALL - Veronika Minder (Switzerland, 2005)
How did we get to have prime-time for the L Word? What was it like to be a lesbian in a time when "the L word" did not even exist? The documentary Katzenball, winner of the Teddy Award for the best documentary film in 2005, depicts personal histories of five lesbians and their discovery of their own lesbian identity. This film offers a glimpse into their creation of a lesbian subculture, through coming out, seeking safe spaces and support, as well as their political struggle. This collage of personal memories and historical events, documented by film and TV archives, covers several historical periods in Switzerland from World War II to the 1980s and the third feminist wave, as seen from the position of hidden, invisible, and marginalized lesbians.
Sunday, September 28 at 3:30 PM, Scena ASU, Obala Kulina bana 11, Sarajevo
LILIES -LES FELUETTES - John Greyson (Canada, 1996)
In his films, Greyson thematizes love, sex, homophobia, and violence between and against the gay population, placing them in contemporary as well as different sociohistorical contexts. Lilies is based on Michel Marc Bouchard's theater piece Les feluettes, ou un drame romantique. Lilies is Greyson's most acclaimed film and the winner of numerous awards and recognitions (Genie, GLAAD, etc.).
The film thematizes issues such as teenage gay love, discovering one's own (different) sexuality, desires, betrayal, friendship, and revenge. Following the screening, there will be a discussion on the topic of queer film today, as well as the significance of the link between the seventh art and promoting LGBTIQ human rights. Our guests include the director John Greyson and Andrejs Visockis, selector of QSF's film program and organizer of the Queer Film Festival in Riga, Latvia.
Friday, September 26 at 5:00 PM, Cinema Meeting Point - Hamdije Kreševljakovića 13, Sarajevo
As part of the film program, QSF is organizing a special evening devoted to the Canadian Director John Greyson, an activist and Professor at the York University, Toronto, Canada. We honor John and his work for his immense contribution to strengthening and promotion of human rights of LGBTIQ persons.