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Curators Amir Salar Ashrafi and Jordan Arseneault in person! Film Series : Conversations at the Edge Spring 2019

Disorienting Diasporas

1998-2015, Various artists, Canada, ca. 60 min.

Show Times

  • Thu, Mar 28th 6:00pm

Since 2006, the Queer Media Database Canada-Québec Project (QMDCQ) has worked to resuscitate a rich heritage of queer moving-image makers and their works. Curated by the QMDCQ in partnership with the Montréal-based collective Taklif, Disorienting Diasporas brings together work by Brown diasporic artists who elude the logic of either/or in favor of the neither/nor of unbelonging. In their play with media and expectations, these artists open the way to a lucid, radical, and unyielding reflection on the trajectories of Brown diasporas in Canada since the 1990s. Featuring works by Atif Siddiqi, Hejer Charf, Ari Nooranii, Kevin d’Souza, Farrah Khan, Sharif Waked, Fawzia Mirza, 2Fik, and Safiya Randera. Presented in partnership with the Queer Media Database Canada-Québec Project. Multiple formats. (Thomas Waugh)

Curators Amir Salar Ashrafi and Jordan Arseneault in person!