Queer Muslim Shorts

Queer Muslim Shorts

April 6, 1:30 PM – April 6, 2:00 PM

Brattle Theatre


QUEER! MUSLIM! PROUD! The first ever Queer Muslim shorts selection of Wicked Queer brings you stories about identity, faith, family and love! Coming out to parents, fighting for who you are despite society's oppression, being brave and finding compassion... Delivered from all around the world, these stories show how much we have in common even though we come from different backgrounds. Curated by Beyza Bk.

This event is proud to be co-presented by: Muslims for Progressive Values , Queer Muslims of Boston


The bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.

Directed by Omar Al Dakheel 15 m English and Arabic with English subtitles United States


While stealing, a man encounters two men who are having sex in the back seat of a parked car. The thief forces them to give him all the money they have. The boys are also scared of being disgraced in front of neighbors and they know if they call the police, he will only be sentenced to three months in jail for theft, but they will be sentenced to death by gallows for being gay. They are forced to tolerate all the verbal and physical humiliations by the thief and give him whatever he wants.

Directed by Ahmad Seyfipour 9 m Persian with English subtitles Iran


A rising MMA star hides her refugee status from her small American town, and the world.

Directed by Rolla Selbak 15 m English United States

Life in Darkness

Laith, a 22 year old male wakes up on his birthday in Mosul, Iraq, only to have problems with his boyfriend, Mohanad a 27 year old male. Mohanad believes that Laith is cheating on him with a girl and a fight erupts as Mohanad storms out of the apartment only to rush back as he sees ISIS have taken over the city and are raiding the apartment block.

Directed by Ali Raheem 8 m Arabic with English subtitles Iraq

High Tide

HIGH TIDE is a short film about Tarik, a 32 year old Moroccan man, who spends his time alone in a holiday cottage on the Veluwe to avoid the divorce with his wife. Shortly after his arrival, the waterworks seem to be broken, when Jonas, the owner of the cottage, comes over to repair it. From that moment on, Tarik is confronted with feelings he has been suppressing his entire life.

Directed by Claire Zhou 22 m Dutch with English subtitles Netherlands

You Deserve Everything

A doctor's tentative romance with the hospital's Arabic interpreter is evolving into something deeper. But everything is not as it seems.

Directed by Goran Stolevski 18 m English Australia


BROTHERS is a coming-of-age story following a Muslim Arab boy coming to terms with his sexuality. Upon recognizing that he is different through the lens of his family and society as a whole, he decides to face his fears with the support of an older brother who stands by him and encourages him to be himself, in the face of bias and adversity.

Directed by Mike Mosallam 9 m English United States