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

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Friday, February 28, 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 2 screenings under the theme Transfuturisk

Blackn3ss, 2018, Brazil

Between melanin and far away planets, Blackn3ss is a journey into the lives of Sao Paulo Black youth. An exploration of blackness, queerness and spatial aspirations for the children of the Diaspora.

Directed by Diego Paulino
Screening in Brazilian with English subtitles
Duration: 22 min.

Transfinite, 2019, USA, United Kingdom, India

Transfinite is a sci-fi omnibus feature film composed of seven standalone short stories where supernatural trans and queer people from various cultures use their powers to protect, love, teach, fight and thrive.

Directed by Neelu Bhuman
Screening in English with French subtitles
Duration: 70 min.

Presented by the Conseil québécois LGBT and Nigra Iuventa.

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

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