Smoqua³ Premiere: Documentary Sidney & Friends

// Saturday, May 25, 19:00, @ Art kino, Krešimirova 2 //

Director: Tristan Aitchison
Cast: Michael Daviot, Awuor Onyango, Charles Ouda

When his family tries to kill him, Sidney, who is intersex, flees to Nairobi where he meets a group of transgender friends. Together, they fight discrimination and discover life, love and self-worth. Feature documentary Sidney & Friends is a heartfelt exploration of the hopes, dreams, and everyday reality of a group of intersex and transgender friends fighting to survive on the edge of Kenyan society. Filmed over 3 years, Sidney and his friends reveal the secrets of their struggles growing up and living as a gender minority in a region known for prejudice and discrimination against its LGBTI population. The premise is simple: it’s about gender, friendship…and love.

Film has 9 awards and 6 nominations on various film festivals all around the world.

Tristan Aitchison is a scottish filmmaker and photographer with the interest in documenting social issues. His award-winning short film Care, about elder abuse, won Best Artistic Direction at La Guarimba International Film Festival and was screened at twenty other international film festivals. He helped establish and run the BFI Film Academy Highlands and Islands, nurturing the next generation of creative talent.

Organisers: LORI + PaRiterFrom the Citizens to Their CityCentar za ženske studije pri Filozofskom fakultetu u Rijeci

Smoqua is financially supported by: Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture / Grad Rijeka / Primorje-Gorski Kotar county / Ministarstvo kulture Republike Hrvatske / Europska komisija / Musagetes / LUSH

Sponsored by: Adria print

Media sponsor: Novi list


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