Two short films that explore the themes from the Room 69a display Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories.
Sisak (16 minutes, Director: Faraz Arif Ansari) tells the story of two gay men in Mumbai who meet and fall in love in regular train journeys. Burdened with the larger social (and legal) scorn the two are unable to say anything to each other.
Levita (19 minutes, Director: Victoria Burns) is an intimate portrait of a remote community, a world in which dance, sisterhood and desire become an affirmation of acceptance. On a remote island in Kiribati, in the heart of the Pacific, the flamboyant Levita Levi flourishes. Openly gay, Levita is labelled a Binabinaine by the Kiribatese, a term to describe her gender identity and identification as female while being born male. Obsessed with dance, Levita and her fellow Binabinaines perform their unique brand of Polynesian dancing to audiences on the island. Introduced by the director.
It is essential to book a ticket for each section of the film day. Curated in collaboration with Camden LGBT Forum.
Age suitability: 18+ Location: Stevenson Lecture Theatre