When we talk to each other, we talk to ourselves. An exploration of queer lives and living; sometimes painful, sometimes joyful, always complicated and ALWAYS real.
IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS DANS LE VILLAGE GAI (ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE GAY VILLAGE)
RENÉ LEBOEUF | CANADA | 2022 | 4 MIN | FRENCH + ENGLISH
Once upon a time in the Gay Village is a montage of photos and music telling the story of the founding of Le Parc de l’Espoir, the AIDS memorial park in the heart of Montreal’s Gay Village.
ODU ADAMU | USA | 2021 | 10 MIN | ENGLISH
A candid conversation about body image and body experience for Black gay, queer, and same gender loving men. Men share their personal journeys through childhood, coming into the gay community, and acceptance and rejection based on body type. An authentic dialogue about pain, heartache, healing and self-love.
DAR DOWLING | USA | 2022 | 9 MIN | ENGLISH
Moshe, a transman, gives viewers an insider’s scoop on how his life changed once he could pass as a man, taking on topics like male privilege, rape, and transphobia.
TJ CUTHAND | CANADA | 2022 | 14 MIN | ENGLISH
A video diary documenting the director’s efforts to have artificial insemination. Cuthand describes his desire to have children of his own and the difficult journey he must take to have them, a journey closely attached to his identity and preserving his indigenous culture.
THINK ABOUT THE BEAUTIFUL FUTURE AHEAD
DIEGO BRAGÁ | USA | 2022 | 4 MIN | ENGLISH
A beloved uncle left an inheritance made of love.
TYHRAN SOHOIAN | UKRAINE | 2022 | 6 MIN | NO DIALOGUE
Images of the 911 attack on the Twin Towers act as a reminder for a character in recalling his lost relationship with a man he loved in this animated ode to building memorials – both physical and emotional – to those we have lost.
ELLE MOXLEY | USA | 2022 | 26 MIN | V.O.A. / ENGLISH
Directed by and featuring the inspiring trans activist Elle Moxley, Black Beauty is a visual diary tracing Elle’s story in her own words as she reconnects with loved ones from the past, recalls her coming of age experience as a Black trans woman from the Midwest, and reflects on her journey as a movement leader and founding strategic partner of the global Black Lives Matter movement.