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Cinema Queers Guests

Linn da Quebrada and her partner in crime Jup do Bairro are two of Brazil’s brightest shining stars. Linn’s latest album has been compared to Beyoncés Lemonade and her lyrics are as sharp as the custom made gloves she wears when she performs. Watch the dynamic duo in the film Tranny Fag and a live performance at Backdoor on September 29! You don’t want to miss this!

Mahmoud Hassino is a Syrian journalist and blogger. He set up Syria’s first digital LGBTQ magazine Mawaleh as well as the political beauty pagent Mr Gay Syria. Hassino is currently living in Berlin where he works with shedding light on the conditions LGBTQ refugees are living with worldwide. Meet him after the screening of Mr Gay Syria.

Rae Red, one of the directors of Chedeng & Apples (p. 18), which opens the festival, visits  Cinema Queer from the Philippines! Red is is multi-award winning screenwriter and director who was behind the Philippine’s Oscar nomination Birdshot. The absurd dry wit that we see in Chedeng & Apple is one of her artistic characteristics.

Lourdes Gil Alvaradejo visits Cinema Queer from Mexico City and has brought a short film set made up of Mexico’s most exciting shorts! She works with one of Mexico’s largest festivals, Ambulante, but is also a fierce LGBTQ activist.

Jason Barker has for many years worked as a programmer at BFI Flare, the UK’s largest LGBTQ+ film festival. It was only when he and his partner were trying to have a baby when he picked up a camera and began filming himself. In Stockholm he will participate in a discussion with Trans Film Fest Stockholm.