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LGBTIQ Refugees: Different Realities by Secret Garden

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

14.45 | LGBTIQ Refugees: Different Realities by Secret Garden

IQMF has invited Secret Garden to join the panel LGBTIQ refugees: different realities, to address the issues LGBTIQ refugees face after fleeing to the Netherlands. The panellists will discuss exclusion, intimidation and abuse, a lot of which is experienced during the asylum seeking processes in Dutch refugee camps, where LGBTIQ refugees are humiliated and bullied by other refugees and often fail to obtain the protection they seek from Dutch authorities. In addition the panel will discuss how they are perceived by Dutch society in general and the LGBTIQ community in specific. With screenings of films The Crossing and House, Tree, Animal.


The Crossing
Carlos Motta

The Crossing presents video portraits of eleven LGBTIQ refugees who speak about their experiences before, during and after the exodus from their homelands to the Netherlands. Their touching accounts demonstrate the challenges of living amid homophobia and transphobia.

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2017
Duration: 23 min
Genre: Documentary
Language: Arabic, Farsi, Urdu
Subtitles: English

Film website


House Tree Animal (Huisje Boompje Beestje)
Tom Cas, Koen Leerink

Dannie and Ferry have everything they could dream off, but still there's something missing. Keeping up with the latest trend, they take a trip to Greece to extend the family. But is this what they wanted?

Country: Netherlands
Year: 2017
Duration: 7 min
Genre: Drama, Short
Language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

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Earlier Event: December 10
Queering the Stage screening + Q&A