Skip to main content

REELING 36

Many Loves, One Heart | SHORTS!

Many Loves, One Heart | SHORTS!

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

Description

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


  1. Decolonizing Sexuality: San Francisco’s Two Spirit Powwow

    Matika Wilbur / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 4 mins
    Matika Wilbur, a visual storyteller from the Swinomish and Tulalip peoples of coastal Washington, has been traveling for the past five years photographing Indian Country in the pursuit of one goal: To Change the Way We See Native Americans.

  2. An Iraqi Belly Dancer

    Juan David Romero / Shorts / Colombia, Greece, USA / 2018 / 18 mins
    An Iraqi LGBT refugee who is also a belly dancer 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.

  3. Many Loves, One Heart: Stories of Courage and Resilience

    Sarah Feinbloom, Diana Fox / Shorts / Jamaica, USA / 2017 / 18 mins
    Jamaica has frequently been cited for egregious homophobic violence by international press and human rights organizations. This is the story of the nascent LGBTQ+ movement in Jamaica, highlighting courageous members of the community and their allies. (Trigger warning: mention/accounts of sexual violence, suicide)

  4. The Red Tree

    Paul Rowley / Shorts / Ireland/Italy / 2017 / 20 mins
    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.

  5. Taiwan! Let’s Get Married!

    Larry Tung / Shorts / Taiwan, USA / 2018 / 18 mins
    A short documentary about Taiwan's quest to become Asia's first country to legalize same-sex marriage.

  6. The World is Round So That Nobody Can Hide in the Corners – Part I: Refuge

    Leandro Goddinho / Shorts / Germany / 2017 / 10 mins
    The journey of a gay African refugee seeking asylum in Germany.


You May Also Be Interested In...

Dates & Times

Many Loves, One Heart | SHORTS!

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