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Grey Violet – Odd One Out + HALF A LIFE + Q&A

  • De Balie, Grote Zaal Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen Amsterdam, NH, 1017 Netherlands (map)

22.00 | Grey Violet – Odd One Out

In attendance of filmmakers Reetta Aalto and Tamara Shogaolu.


Grey Violet – Odd One Out
Reetta Aalto

Grey Violet, an educated mathematician and political activist, who is not a “he”, nor “she”, but “they”, is among the people to flee Russia due to the outburst of ultra conservative values and patriotic fanatics. Grey Violet’s mother reflects on the experiences of protecting her child who flees neo-conservative groups to Finland.

Country: Finland
Year: 2017
Duration: 54 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Finnish, Russian
Subtitles: English

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Tamara Shogaolu

After a traumatic encounter, a young, gay Egyptian joins the LGBTIQ rights movement. He must choose whether to stay in the country he loves or seek asylum elsewhere as a refugee. HALF A LIFE is a timely story of activism and hope, set in the increasingly dangerous and oppressive social climate of Egypt today.

Country: United States
Year: 2017
Duration: 12 min
Genre: Documentary, Animation, Short
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English

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Earlier Event: December 8
Queer Activism debate
Later Event: December 8
Pera x IQMF The Party