My Refugee Story

After having a film making workshop with LGBTIQ Youth Group under Makhzoumi Foundation LGBT Youth Program funded by UNHCR, A Documentary was produced by 1morecup media organization and MOSAIC.

 

The film will not be publicly distributed or viewed but it had been submitted to LGBTIQ Film Festivals around the globe, Here is the list of some of those Festivals


  • Queer Brilliance Film Festival, March 18, 2016

In Consideration

  • QFest St. Louis, March 21, 2016

Accepted

  • Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival, March 25, 2016

In Consideration

  • FilmOut San Diego - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Film Festival, April 2, 2016

In Consideration

  • Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, April 15, 2016

In Consideration

  • Vilnius LGBT* festival "Kreivės", April 17, 2016

In Consideration

  • Kyiv Queer Film Festival, April 30, 2016

In Consideration

  • Queer West Film Festival, May 13, 2016

In Consideration

  • GAZE International LGBT Film Festival, June 3, 2016

In Consideration

  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival, June 15, 2016

In Consideration

  • The GFaB Awards, July 1, 2016

In Consideration

  • Outflix Film Festival, August 1, 2016

In Consideration

  • Thessaloniki International LGBTQ Film Festival, August 15, 2016

Accepted

  • Filmfest homochrom, August 25, 2016

In Consideration

  • QUEER-Streifen Regensburg, September 5, 2016

In Consideration

  • TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival (Formerly The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival), September 17, 2016

In Consideration

  • Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest, September 22, 2016

In Consideration



Taking in Consideration the importance of the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women Campaign, Two parts of the short film were featured on 2015 (16 Days Campaign) The videos prioritizes bisexual, lesbian and trans women survivors of SGVB who are excluded from such considerations. Our culture’s narrow and essentialist definition of gender identity and our legal apparatus’s exclusionary and discriminatory classification of women have erased the experiences of many victims of structural, sexual and domestic violence.    

Not with standing the severity of SGBV against all women, which includes both gender conforming women and women with non-conforming gender and/or sexual orientations, the videos, first and foremost, hopes to underline firsthand experiences of women with non-conforming gender and/or sexual orientations living in Lebanon. These women’s prospects for an equal opportunity at a dignified and free living have been controlled and limited by state, social, and educational institutions, medical professionals, and even their own families.

The Videos can be found on the previous POST