Screenings and Panel Discussion

Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Massimadi: Festival des films et des arts LGBTQ+ afro


Massimadi has been using the power of arts to present gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) films and documentaries featuring members of Afro communities to fight against homophobia and transphobia. Closing movies of its 11th edition are presented at the McCord Museum.

Massimadi is a platform to showcase the local talents of our community and to promote Afro LGBTQ culture through artistic presentations. The festival is also a space to share ideas through panels and discussions with artists and activists from Black communities.

Program: Screening and Panel

She, 2015, Rwanda

All her life Laura was carrying a big secret in her heart. Everything changes the day she finally gives in to her feelings.

Directed by Ndimbira Claudine
Screening in Kinyarwanda with English subtitles.
Duration: 12 min. 14

Rafiki, 2018, Kenya

Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” – but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society.

Directed by Wanuri Kahiu
Screening in Swahili, with English subtitles
Duration: 1 hour 23 min

Panel Discussion

Meet directors Kis keya and Susanne Serres during a panel discussion moderated by Omayra Issa.

In collaboration with Massimadi festival, Nigra Iuventa and Image+Nation.

Ticket: $16.05
Passeport festival: $35
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