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TRUTH-TELLING: QTPOC SHORTS PROGRAM

  • NORTHWEST FILM FORUM 1515 12th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019 | 9:15 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM

From falling in love to telling and performing our truths through protest and action, these powerful shorts spotlight QTPOC voices.

Total running time: 93 min.

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RAZOR TONGUE: EPISODE 1: THE COLONIZER

Natalie Heltzel; 2019; USA; 5 min.

Transwoman Belle (creator Rain Valdez) is whip-smart and calls out toxic masculinity and other unseemly behaviors wherever she goes.

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THE LINE

Melisa Resch; 2019; USA; 13 min. 

Activist Gigi and queer punk Amber connect on a deeper level at a morning abortion clinic defense action.

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WILDFIRE

Bretten Hannam; 2019; Canada; 12 min. 

While running away from his abusive father, a Mi’kmaw teenager meets a two-spirit boy who wants to teach him about his language and culture with a bit of sweetgrass.

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OUTDOORING

Maxwell Addae; 2019; USA; 18 min. 

Kobby arrives late to his sister’s Ghanaian baby-naming ceremony and must make a choice that could change his life forever.

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YELLOW PERIL: QUEER DESTINY

David Ng &, Jen Sungshine; Canada; 2019; 20 min. 

The award-winning documentary YELLOW PERIL follows drag artist Kendell Yan, known as Maiden China, along with other Chinese-Canadian performers and activists as they call out lack of representation.

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RAZOR TONGUE: EPISODE 2: OVERQUALIFIED

Sarah Poynter; 2019; USA; 5 min.

Belle (creator Rain Valdez) goes for a job interview and tells the employer how she really feels about his dismissiveness.

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MC JESS

Carla Villa-Lobos; 2019; Brazil; 20 min; in Portuguese with English subtitles

Jessica ekes out a living on the trains. She and her other queer women friends in Rio’s favelas have a passion for spoken word in this fiction-documentary hybrid.


Earlier Event: October 18
SEVENTEEN
Later Event: October 18
THE DAUGHTERS OF FIRE