QueerDocs Shorts

QueerDocs Shorts

QueerDocs Shorts spans the LGBTIQ experience, offering an insight into the myriad ways the community, from all corners of the globe, have advocated, challenged and flourished to stand represented.


Bayard and Me (also screening as part of Seniors Shorts)

Directed by Matt Wolf | 16 mins

Bayard & Me is a short doc about how the openly gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, best known for organizing the March on Washington and advising Martin Luther King Jr., and his partner Walter Naegle. In this story, Walter remembers Bayard and how they had to work around the system decades before gay marriage was legalized.


Love the Sinner

Directed by Jessica Devaney & Geeta Gandbhir | 17 mins

Love the Sinner is a personal documentary exploring the connection between Christianity and homophobia in the wake of the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.


Better Known as Peaches Christ

Directed by Jeff Dragomanovich | 4 mins

Drag icon Peaches Christ offers a rare, intimate glimpse into her process of transformation, and describes the path from stifled teen to brazen cult hero.


The Streets are Ours: Two Lives Cross in Karachi

Directed by Michelle Fiordaliso | 17 mins

When Fawzia Mirza, an American actress meets Sabeen Mahmud, a world-renowned Pakistani activist and founder of a progressive cafe (T2F) in Karachi, Mirza’s life changes forever.


Muxes (also screening as part of See Us, Hear Us Shorts)

Directed by Ivan Olita | 10 mins

Muxes documents the far reaches of the southern state of Oaxaca where, in the indigenous communities around the town of Juchitán, the world is not divided simply into males and females. The local Zapotec people have made room for a third category, which they call "muxes" - men who consider themselves women and live in a socially sanctioned limbo between the two genders.


Still Burning

Directed by Nick Rowley | 9 mins

Voguing has come a long way since 1990’s seminal documentary Paris Is Burning. It is experiencing a renaissance in Europe, with the heart of the scene in Paris. Sky Ninja is a part of the new generation keeping the torch burning and helping pass it on to the next.


Little Potato (also screening as part of Seeking Something New Shorts)

Directed by Wes Hurley | 14 mins

An autobiographical documentary short about a gay boy growing up in the Soviet Union, his mail-order-bride mom and their adventurous escape to America.


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Screens with: Bayard and Me, Better Known as Peaches Christ, Little Potato, Love the Sinner, Muxes, Still Burning, The Streets Are Ours: Two Lives Cross in Karachi
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Unclassified 15+
Runtime: 87 mins
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