ALFILM SHORTS: Renegotiating Gender Scripts
Followed by a Film Talk with Tareq Baconi, Caitlin McLeod, Omar Gabriel, Anouch Basbous and Kawthar Younis – moderated by Dalia Othman
The short film program Renegotiating Gender Scripts brings together six shorts that differ very much in their form and content. From the playful and daring One Like Him directed by Caitlin McLeod and written by Palestinian author Tareq Baconi, to the campy VHS Tape Replaced from Saudi Arabia by Maha Al-Saati, or the award-winning chamber piece My Girl Friend by Egyptian director Kawthar Younis, the films of this program question traditional gender identities by presenting queer storylines and/or protagonists that are brought to renegotiate heteronormative gender scripts.
In cooperation with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.
One Like Him
Fiction, director: Caitlin McLeod Jordan/UK, 2022, 16 min., Arab. with En. ST
VHS Tape Replaced
Fiction, Director: Maha Al-Saati, Saudi Arabia, 2022, 17 min., Arab. with En. ST
Documentary, director: Omar Gabriel, Lebanon, 2022, 10 min., Arab. with En. ST
Essay, director: Anouch Basbous, Lebanon/France, 2022, 8 min., Arab. with En. ST
My Girl Friend
Fiction, director: Kawthar Younis, Egypt, 2022, 16 min., Arab. with En. ST
Fiction, director: Dania Bdeir, Lebanon, 2022, 16 min., Arab. with En. ST