[rohrpost] Berlin Premiere Mr. Gay Syria documentary film April 14, 2018 6 p.m. Xenon Kino

Natalie Gravenor natgravenor at gmail.com
Mo Apr 9 00:35:10 CEST 2018

Tickets: EUR 7.50

Venue: Xenon Kino, Kolonnenstr. 5-6, 10827 Berlin

Mr Gay Syria - Film <https://www.facebook.com/mrgaysyriafilm/>
Turkey, France, Germany 2017
Dir: Ayse Toprak 84 min

Mr. Gay Syria follows two gay Syrian refugees who are trying to rebuild 
their lives. Husein is a barber in Istanbul living a double life between 
his conservative family and his gay identity. Mahmoud is the founder of 
Syria’s LGBTI movement and is a refugee in Berlin. What brings them 
together is a dream: to participate in an international beauty contest 
as an escape from their trapped lives and an answer to their 
invisibility. Will the dream come true or will the refugee crisis and 
the harsh consequences of being gay in the Muslim world shatter it to 

+ Introduction by Boris Dittrich (Advocacy Director LGBT rights, HRW 
<https://www.facebook.com/pages/HRW/275096242508731> Human Rights Watch)
+ Q&A following the screening with Mahmoud Hassino (protagonist)

Before the feature we will screen the short Scar Tissue Film 
<https://www.facebook.com/scartissueshortfilm/> by Nish Gera.

As the Syrian civil war rages, Sami has fled Damascus and now lives in 
Amsterdam. He hopes to make this city home and be able to live openly as 
a gay man. A casual hookup brings him close to Johan. Direct, 
self-assured and sensual - Johan embodies the spirit of this city. Over 
the course of a night, intimacy is accelerated and some unsettling 
secrets are revealed that will make Sami face the big questions once 
again. Where is home? Can he leave the past – and the ghosts that follow 
him from the past - behind?


Event in cooperation with Stichting art. 1 
<https://www.facebook.com/stichtingart1/>, International Queer & Migrant 
Film Festival <https://www.facebook.com/iqmff/>, One World Berlin Human 
Rights Film Festival <https://www.facebook.com/groups/oneworldberlin/>
Funding: Botschaft der Niederlande in Deutschland 
<https://www.facebook.com/botschaft.nl/>, Erasmus+ 

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