Toutes les vies de Kojin//Chéries-Chéris 2019

22 Nov 2019 19:45
→ 22 Nov 2019 21:40
Coming Out, ROUGE Distribution, Festival Chéries-Chéris - Paris
MK2 Beaubourg
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ALL THE LIVES OF KOJIN, by Diako Yazdani

France. 2019. 87 '. Documentary. VOSTF.


In a first-person documentary, Diako Yazdani, a political refugee in France, goes back to see his family in Iraqi Kurdistan and introduces them to a 23-year-old gay man from Kojin who seeks to exist in a society where he seems unable to to find his place. With humor and poetry, the director delivers a moving portrait where the meetings of each other invite to a universal reflection on the difference.

This arresting documentary deals with the condition of homosexuals in Iraqi Kurdistan, a highly taboo subject, where there is not even a specific term for them (if not a degrading vocabulary or the English terms). In this clan society with strict religious precepts and obsessed by the social gaze, we meet Kojin, a young gay man with impressive strength and maturity, the only one who has agreed to tell his story in front of a camera. Despite the Shari'a law, daily threats and injunctions to heal, he tries hard to establish dialogue by putting his interlocutors (his family, Imams, street people) face their irrational hate and their contradictions.

The screening will be followed by a meeting with director Diako Yazdani.

Friday 22 Nov. 19h45 >> MK2 Beaubourg

ATTENTION: This Facebook event does not constitute an invitation. Tickets can be purchased on site or by internet on the mk2 website (normal session rates - unlimited UGC card accepted).