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REELING 36

The Red Tree

Directed by Paul Rowley

Shorts / Ireland/Italy / 2017 / 20 mins / Italian

Plays In:
Many Loves, One Heart | SHORTS!

Chicago Filmmakers
Saturday, September 29 5:00 PM Buy Tickets

Description

Narrated by renowned Italian actor Leo Gullotta, THE RED TREE is a short documentary that tells the little known history of Italian gay men being arrested and exiled to a remote island during Mussolini’s Fascist regime.


Plays in

  1. Many Loves, One Heart | SHORTS!

    This diverse collection of shorts speaks to what it means to be LGBTQ+ in different places, cultures, and communities around the world. MANY LOVES, ONE HEART: STORIES OF COURAGE AND RESILIENCE shines a light on the nascent LGBTQ+ movement taking place in Jamaica; THE WORLD IS ROUND SO THAT NOBODY CAN HIDE IN THE CORNERS–PART I : REFUGEE is a compelling look at the trying journey of a gay African refugee seeking asylum in Germany. In AN IRAQI BELLY DANCER, a refugee from Iraq escapes his country and moves to Greece, seeking safety from a family who wants him dead and hoping to find a home that will grant him a life in peace and tranquility. THE RED TREE tells the little known history of Italian gay men being arrested and exiled to a remote island during Mussolini's Fascist regime. TAIWAN! LET'S GET MARRIED! is a look at Taiwan's successful quest to become Asia's first country to legalize same-sex marriage; and in DECOLONIZING SEXUALITY: SAN FRANCISCO'S TWO SPIRIT POWWOW, we circle back home to the USA to catch up with Matika Wilbur, a visual storyteller from the Swinomish and Tulalip peoples of coastal Washington.

    In This Program: Decolonizing Sexuality: San Francisco’s Two Spirit Powwow, An Iraqi Belly Dancer, Many Loves, One Heart: Stories of Courage and Resilience, The Red Tree, Taiwan! Let’s Get Married!, The World is Round So That Nobody Can Hide in the Corners – Part I: Refuge


Dates & Times

Plays In:
Many Loves, One Heart | SHORTS!

Chicago Filmmakers
Saturday, September 29 5:00 PM Buy Tickets