22.00 | Grey Violet – Odd One Out
+ HALF A LIFE + Q&A
In attendance of filmmakers Reetta Aalto and Tamara Shogaolu.
Grey Violet – Odd One Out
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.
Duration: 54 min
Language: English, Finnish, Russian
HALF A LIFE
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
Duration: 12 min
Genre: Documentary, Animation, Short