Queer Diaspora, Queer Utopia: Short Film Collection

Queer Diaspora, Queer Utopia: Short Film Collection

What does home mean to you? For the queer individual, the idea of home may embody notions across both metaphorical and physical, whether through desires of a collective through shared subjectivity, or building structures of safe spaces and shelters. This exhibit posits queer home as a site of transgressive belonging; our existence as a challenge and disruption of the patriarchal ideal and traditions of home and family. From the queer diasporas in Wifi Rider and Jackfruit, to the lesbian utopias of Superdyke and The Potluck and the Passion, these short films highlight the transformative and radical power of queer belonging.

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Queer Diaspora, Queer Utopia: Short Film Collection
  • The Potluck and the Passion

    Sparks fly as racial, sexual and social politics intermingle at a lesbian potluck.

  • Superdyke

    “Superdyke is a gem from early liberation days. Influenced by feminism and lesbian militancy, Hammer’s films are politically pointed, bearing witness to lesbian empowerment and visibility, and formally sophisticated, fully cognizant of experimental film history. Superdyke gives the superhero a wi...

  • Kama'āina (Child of the Land)

    A queer sixteen-year-old girl, Mahina, resides in the predominantly Native Hawaiʻian neighborhood of Wai’anae, Oahu. After suffering abuse from her stepfather, Mahina must navigate life on the streets, until she eventually finds refuge at the Pu’uhonua o Wai’anae––Hawaiʻi’s largest organized ho...

  • Baba

    Rejected by his family for his queerness and oppressed by his country for the same, Libyan teenager, Britannia, gets an interview at the British Embassy taking him one step closer to the pulsing queer world that is Manchester’s Canal Street. Being British and gay is everything he’s ever dreamed o...

  • For Love

    Undocumented immigrant, Nkechi, lives happily in the shadows with her partner Martha, but when immigration officers turn up unexpectedly, they have to make difficult decisions about their future together

  • Honored by the Moon

    In this upbeat and empowering film, Native American lesbians and gay men speak of their unique historical and spiritual role. Within the Native American community, homosexuality was traditionally associated with the power to bridge worlds. Interviews with leading activists and personal testimony ...

  • Jackfruit

    A genderqueer Berliner and the life of three generations of Vietnamese diaspora. JACKFRUIT shows the entanglement of queerness with intergenerational struggle, migration, partriarchal succession and (buddhist) spirituality.

  • Wifi Rider

    Life is lonely for young Palestinian, Shukri. He spends his days on the internet, immersed in a world where Western pop stars preach self-love and unity, and where he can forget the lack of acceptance he faces in everyday life. But a life dreaming of paradise abroad does not bode well for a teena...