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At the Brink of Dawn

From the diaspora to the homeland, these films explore non-western ideas and experiences of queerness, gender and intersexuality.

Jay Bernard

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Total running time 90min

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Films in this programme
  • Image from The Sea Runs Thru My Veins, Dir Zara Zandieh

    The Sea Runs Thru My Veins

  • Image from Aliou’s Journey, Dir Mamadou Samba Diallo

    Aliou’s Journey

  • Image from Baby Girl, Dir Selasie Djameh

    Baby Girl

  • Image from Miss Man, Dir Tathagata Ghosh

    Miss Man

Film 1

The Sea Runs Thru My Veins

Queer migrants of colour discuss happiness in this beautiful experimental piece.

Dir Zara Zandieh. Germany 2018. 20min

Film 2

Aliou’s Journey

A young actor wants to the tell the story of their neighbour who migrated because of homophobia – but will the rest of the company accept?

Dir Mamadou Samba Diallo. Belgium 2017. 21min

Film 3

Baby Girl

After discovering she is intersex, a young woman learns more about the condition and makes new friends along the way.

Dir Selasie Djameh. Ghana 2019. 24min

Film 4

Miss Man

A heady, ambitious film in which a young transwoman eschews social and cultural pressures at every stage of self-realisation.

Dir Tathagata Ghosh. India 2019. 25min

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