Queer Faces Migrant Voices

LGBTIQ* migrants and refugees tell their stories

Sat. 5th of October, 5 p.m., Festival Lounge – Free Admission

Whether from Iran, Ethiopia, Ukraine or Armenia, what connects these migrants and refugees is the fact that they had to leave their countries of origin because of their sexual orientation or identity.

They had to answer countless questions on their way to Germany and also so that they could stay here. In this radio project, they had the opportunity to talk about their lives and to tell their stories in their own way, exactly as they wanted to.

In several workshops with RadioZ, they learned how to tell the story of their own lives, how to record it professionally and create a radio piece. The participants thus gave themselves a voice and found an audience. They talk about their lives before and after they left their homes, share thoughts about identity, allow the listeners to eavesdrop on conversations, which might or might not actually have taken place in real life.

This project took place in Amsterdam and Nuremberg at the same time. Participants from both cities will present their stories in the form of audio features in a concluding session.

Unusually for a film festival, here the audience members will be able to shut their eyes because this project is all about voices and listening.

The film SHELTER – FAREWELL TO EDEN is also related to this issue.