Shorts 2 – Cracks Belong

From a mysterious object to a candle flickering at night, these short films show us that cracks are how the light gets in. A mother wanders the city in search of her daughter, two men sit across the table in memory of their past. All is experienced, then rewritten endlessly: feminist lineages, gender stereotypes, drug use, friendships, sex work, relations of belonging.

Length: 84 min

Gustavo Pessoa and Matheus Farias

Inabitável (Unliveable)

In Brazil, where a trans person is murdered every three days, Marilene searches for her daughter Roberta, a trans woman who went missing. While running out of time, she discovers a hope for the future.

by Matheus Farias & Enock Carvalho

Brazil, 2020

Portuguese
(English subtitles)

20 min.

Narrative

Moviemento
27.05.2022 – 18:00

Phoebe Boswell

The words I do not have yet

In “the words i do not have yet”, Phoebe Boswell pays homage to women who, “have used their bodies in protest when not permitted to use their voices.” In this layered work, both the written and spoken words of poet Audre Lorde and Kenyan writers Wambui Mwangi and Ndinda Kioko are superimposed atop original animated drawings of these contested bodies. The result is a choir of voices that are at once harmonious and discordant, exposing the complex intersection between individual and collective experiences of oppression.

by Phoebe Boswell

UK, 2018

English
(English subtitles)

11 min.

Experimental
Essay

Moviemento
27.05.2022 – 18:00

Oliver Sees Indigo

An attempt to regain attachment following a period of heroin addiction, near-death experiences, and oxytocin deficiency. The camera shifts between moments of fragile devotion as it searches for a higher power in threads of shared suffering. Oliver, is heaven only for the high?

by Ryan Clancy

USA, 2021

English

13 min.

Essay
Experimental

Moviemento
27.05.2022 – 18:00

Prayers for sweet waters

A submergence into the vivid realities of three Transgender sex workers living in Cape Town, South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic.

by Elijah Ndoumbe

USA, South Africa, 2021

English
(English subtitles)

16 min.

Documentary

Moviemento
27.05.2022 – 18:00

Julian Pedraza

Where is my body?

How has television influenced the formation of our individual and collective identity? Are television melodramas actually the antithesis of sentimental education? The true mediatic moral is revealed here, in a countercultural zapping that simultaneously weaves and breaks the canons and clichés that prevail in our society, where it is still difficult to find a space for diversity.

by Julián Pedraza

Colombia , 2018

Spanish
(English subtitles)

7 min.

Experimental
Essay

Moviemento
27.05.2022 – 18:00

One like him

A young Jordanian man (Karim) must find a way to tell his childhood friend and first love (Ramzi) the truth about what happened twenty years ago, when a single moment changed both their lives. When he can’t find the words, the conversation repeats, becoming increasingly surreal until he loses control.

by Caitlin McLeod

UK, Jordan, 2018

Arabic
(English subtitles)

16 min.

Narrative

Moviemento
27.05.2022 – 18:00

Valentina
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Queer Experimental Film
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