Queering SWANA: Requiem for Past, Ode to Future

Queering SWANA: Requiem for Past, Ode to Future

Learning to grow past generational trauma is a laborious task and this series of films is a guide to self-discovery beyond ancestral pain and cultural expectation. Amongst the films, you will find ceremonial tributes to our foremothers, acts of queer defiance, and a plea for cross-cultural community in SWANA-futurism. So join us on this journey of queering the SWANA past to liberate its future.

Queering SWANA: Requiem for Past, Ode to Future
  • Ensouled

    In a near future where state-sanctioned violence has nearly wiped out an entire generation of resistors and elders, a solitary botanist becomes obsessed with decoding unusual frequencies from a newly sprouted plant in their greenhouse in the hopes of discovering its connection with the survivance...

  • Letter to My Mother

    A daughter pushes at the bounds of her relationship with her mother as she unpicks the psychological consequences of the childhood abuse she suffered.

  • Transmissions

    K and L are cultural conservationists working in a not-so-distant future to preserve the artifacts and histories that are being systematically destroyed by a totalitarian government. When they are in a deadly car accident, time splinters into parallel realities, separating them. Each enters a rea...

  • Soosk

    Soosk explores a queer utopian rewriting of a traditional Iranian children’s story named ‘Khale Sooske’. This retelling, follows the journey of a cockroach who survives gender-based violence and finds a queer safe haven with the help of a non-binary divine being.