SEVEN DOCUMENTARIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD FOR A NEW DEFINITION OF ‘IDENTITY’ GENDER.
The Gender Fest is the first documentary film festival in Italy to describe the changing forms of gender identity. Expanding the boundaries of transsexualism and homosexuality, the festival wants to build a more open and malleable in our bodies and our social roles, questioning the logic of the binary male / female.
Now in its third edition, the GDFF open to other forms of art and communication: the promotional video is a work in generative graphic designer Giuseppe Randazzo on the construction and the transmutation of sexual, mental and physical of the subject, by comparing and sometimes colliding with the external reality.
On opening night, Julien Touati, director of the film 2011 winner Kathakali , is previewing its Italian spectacle wherever my head rests , a solo dance in which East and West, art and drama, the male body and female body come together freely.
At the beginning of the second evening, filmmaker Jonathan Skurnik will hold a seminar on Adolescents and gender identity to present a broad picture of a controversial issue and still little known, especially in Italy.
THURSDAY, Aug. 23
20:30 • THE CARPE [Les Carpes remontent courage avec les fleuves et Perseverance]
Florence Mary, France 2011, 60 mins.
The two women struggle to build a family.
• 21:30 AM ENOUGH AND Anneke [I’m just Anneke]
Jonathan Skurnik, USA 2011, 12 mins
Adolescents struggling with issues of gender.
22:00 • TRANSITION Spiral [Spiral transition]
Ewan Duarte, USA 2010, 6 mins
Comparing family in view of the transition.
• 22:30 POGGI EVERYWHERE MY HEAD [N’importe ou je repose but tête]
Dance solo on texts by Charles Bukowski, Edouard Limonov and Allen Ginsberg.
FRIDAY, Aug. 24
20:00 • TEENS AND IDENTITY ‘GENDER
Seminar by Jonathan Skurnik
The theme is still little known of adolescents with gender identity does not conform and the stories of their families.
20:30 • INVISIBLE MEN [The Invisible men]
by Yariv Mozer, Israel 2012, 67 mins.
The hard life of gay Palestinian refugees in Israel.
• 21:45 MEN: THE DDR fags [Unter Männern: Schwul in der DDR]
Ringo Rosener, Markus Stein, Germany 2012, 90 mins.
Homosexuality in East Germany.
Saturday, August 25
• 20:30 BROWN SUIT [Habana muda]
Eric Brach, France / Cuba 2011, 67 mins.
An amour fou between prostitution and mutism.
• Outing 21:45 [Das outing]
Sebastian Meise, Thomas Reider, Austria 2012, 60 mins.
Confession pedophiles and open a chasm.
JULIEN Touati: director, performer, winner of the 2011 with Kathakali
CECILIA IME: journalist
ALESSANDRO RAIS: artistic director Sicily Queer Filmfest