Massimadi: festival des films et des arts LGBTQ+ afro - McCord Museum

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Thuesday, February 25, 2020, from 7 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.

Programs of 4 screenings under the theme Motion

Another Dream, 2019, Netherlands, Egypt, USA, Norway

Another Dream brings the gripping, true love story of an Egyptian lesbian couple to life. Faced with a post-revolution backlash against the LGBTQ community, they escape Cairo to seek asylum and acceptance in the Netherlands.

Directed by Tamara Shogaolu
Screening in English and Arabic
Duration: 20 min.

Mukwano, 2016, Denmark

After having fled Uganda where homosexuals are persecuted, Mary Kabufufu hopes to seek asylum in Denmark.

Directed by Cecilie McNair
Screening in English, Danish and Swahili
Duration: 20 min.

The World is Round so that Nobody Can Hide in corners, 2019, Germany

The story of a gay man and his journey from a world of bigotry, fear and violence in his native Nigeria to life as a refugee seeking asylum in Germany.

Directed by Leandro Goddinho
Screening in English with subtitles in French
Duration: 15 min.

Zurura Zurura, 2019, Belgium

In this experimental short Marthe Djilo Kamga explores what it means to ‘be’ a black woman with kinky hair.

Directed by Marthe Djilo Kamga
Screening in French with English subtitles
Duration: 18 min.

Presented by Le Gris Montréal in collaboration with Amnesty International Montréal.

Ticket: $12
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Location: J.A. Bombardier Theatre at the McCord Museum

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