27 Jan 2022 17:00 - 19:00 Online


An event organised by the Global Conversations Towards Queer Social Justice research network.

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Theme 3: Queer in conflict

‘Thousands of american boys had died to make the world safe for democracy, even though my family and I couldn’t be served ice cream in Washington, DC.’ (Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, 2018 [1982], p. 100.)



In this session Faraz Shariat, director of the 2020 film, NO HARD FEELINGS, will be in conversation with film scholar Leila Mukhida. Shariat’s film vividly and dreamily tells the story of Iranian-German Parvis encountering and falling in love with Amon, an Iranian migrant whom he meets whilst doing community service at the asylum seekers’ home in his small German hometown. These two young men share a heritage but diverge wildly in the ways that they are permitted to move through the world; in his creative filmmaking practice, Shariat uses formal techniques to imagine other futures in which queer desires and queer communities thrive. The discussion will address this practice, as well as reflect more broadly on Shariat’s work as a producer and the landscape of German cultural production and social justice. Participants will be invited to join the conversation. Please have a look at Jünglinge film collective and the trailer of the film. A link for viewing the film (with English subtitles) will be circulated prior to the event.


This event is co-sponsored by the Centre for Gender Studies and lgbtQ+@cam.

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