Cinedans - Gender Me Not
Programme with three short documentaries about the struggles to be who you are and to do what makes you happy: dancing.
Stripped (Jevon Boreland, CA 2018, 17’)
The personal story of stripper Phylicia Carty, aka Mz Lady Ice. The film shows the struggles and triumphs that come with being a female stripper in contemporary Toronto.
Skip & the Rhythm Rangers (Olivier S. Garcia, NL 2018, 15’)
Fourteen-year-old Skip loves to dance, but is bullied by the boys at school who say dancing is ‘for sissies’. Together with his all-boys dance crew, Rhythm Rangers, he wants to prove that tough boys can dance.
FATHER FIGURE (Bibi Fadlalla / Hazazah Pictures, NL 2018, 25’)
What does it mean to be young, black and gay in today’s world? Guilliano is the founding father of The Kiki House of Angels, a vogue dance community in Rotterdam. Most of its members are young black gay men who experience racism and marginalization in everyday life. This filmic, poetic collage expresses their personal stories by combining verité scenes with vogue dance sequences, graphic interludes and intimate interviews.