Event Calendar

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Feb
14
Thu
Documentary screening: Mr Gay Syria @ JHB Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Documentary screening: Mr Gay Syria @ JHB Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University

Mr Gay Syria follows two gay Syrian refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives. Husein is a barber in Istanbul, living a double life between his conservative family and his gay identity. Mahmoud is the founder of Syria’s LGBTI movement and is a refugee in Berlin. What brings them together is a dream: to participate in an international beauty contest as an escape from their trapped lives and an answer to their invisibility. Will the dream come true or will the refugee crisis and the harsh consequences of being gay in the Muslim world shatter it to pieces?

The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Reverend Kate Harford, Ecumenical Chaplain at Oxford Brookes University, and Zayna Ratty, Integrative Hypno-Psychotherapist and Joint Chair/Co-Ordinator of LGBTQIA+ Mental Health charity Oxford Friend. Kate and Zayna are currently working on a project in Oxford to provide space for those who are seeking asylum, who identify as LGBTQ+ to facilitate a peer support community within safe confidential spaces.

Mar
28
Thu
Documentary screening: A deal with the universe @ JHB Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Documentary screening: A deal with the universe @ JHB Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University

For International Transgender Day of Visibility, Oxford Brookes University Documentary Club is screening this debut feature from Trans filmmaker Jason Barker, telling the story of a very different kind of pregnancy.

Autobiographical and made entirely from personal archive and home video diaries, the film follows Jason’s incredible story of how he came to give birth to his child, charting over 15 years of his and his partner’s life.

This film is groundbreaking in terms of its intimate insights into gender identity and new parenthood.