Belfast – Outburst Queer Arts Festival – Queers and the State: Art and Cultures as tools for Gender, Social and Political Justice (Nov 20)

Outburst Queer Arts FestivalQueers and the State: Art and Cultures as tools for Gender, Social and Political Justice

November 20

IN PERSON at The Black Box, Belfast, Ireland, 4:30pm

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Queer Cinema for Palestine (QCP) is a collectively-curated 10-day global film festival celebrating queer realities and standing in solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people for freedom, justice, and dignity. Outburst is honoured to work with festivals, filmmakers and activists all over the world to present this special event, in person at the Black Box in Belfast and live streamed globally.

We warmly welcome very special guests Ghadir al Shafie and Sarah Schulman, who will be in conversation after a screening of Roy Dib’s award winning queer short, Mondial 2010.

Ghadir al Shafie is the Co-founder of Aswat – Palestinian Feminist Center for Sexual and Gender Freedoms. As a feminist queer activist she is dedicated to promoting greater understanding of and support for sexual and gender freedoms within Palestine and advocating for intersectional solidarity with Palestine in the global feminist and queer movements.

She believes in the intersectionality of the struggle of Palestinian queer women, fighting a triple oppression— as Palestinians in the context of Israel’s system of apartheid; as women in male-dominated society; and as queers in the context of pinkwashing and homophobia. 

Sarah Schulman is a New York novelist, screenwriter and activist. A distinguished Professor of the Humanities at The City University of New York, College of Staten Island, she is also a member of the Advisory Board of Jewish Voice for Peace. She coined the term “pinkwashing” in her 2011 New York Times op-ed Israel and Pinkwashing, which she expanded on in her 2012 book Israel/Palestine and the Queer International (Duke Press).

Film program

MONDIAL 2010, Roy Dib, 2014, Lebanon, (19:17min), Arabic with English subtitles

Presented by Outburst Queer Arts Festival