Birds of the Borderlands

Sunday April 21st 2019, 4:45 pm

Regal Cinemas South Beach
1120 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Runtime: 93 mins

Language: English and Arabic with English Subtitles

Director: Jordan Bryon

Country: Australia

Genre: Documentary, Historical, LGBTQ, Political

Genderqueer Australian filmmaker Jordan Bryon’s intense and compelling piece of guerrilla filmmaking powerfully illuminates four queer Arab stories: Jordanian teenager Hiba is transitioning in secret, fearful of being killed by her Bedouin tribe; Gay Iraqi refugee Youssef fled Baghdad and is living in limbo in Bryon’s safe house in Amman; Lesbian feminist Rasha hides her sexuality and her relationship with Bryon from her family while striving for LGBTIQ visibility; and Khalaf, a gay Imam turned activist, lives a lonely life in Beirut. As Bryon becomes more entangled in their struggles blurring the lines between lover, friend, filmmaker, and activist, tensions explode and a dangerous crisis emerges.

Highlights

Jury Winner -

Runner-Up Best Documentary Film - OUTshine