BIRDS OF THE BORDERLANDS
Birds of The Borderlands is a feature documentary film following four Arab queers as they risk their place in their families, communities and even countries to be themselves.
Hiba is a Bedouin trans-girl fleeing her tribe before they discover her secret transition; Youssef is a gay Iraqi refugee murder-witness, waiting in hiding for UNHCR to hand him his fate.
Khalaf is a gay Imam turned LGBT activist forced to seek asylum abroad after a vicious assault from his family.
Rasha is a young Jordanian feminist who finds herself in a relationship with an Australian filmmaker.
Jordan, the Australian filmmaker follows their stories, documenting and ultimately paying a price for freedom in a country where honour can still be thicker than blood.
Birds of the Borderlands premiered at the prestigious Mardi Gras Film Festival in Australia in 2018, and was shown at another 12 film festivals around the world.
Documentary | Featured | Jordan