Half a Life

Tamara Shogaolu/12 minutes/2016/Egypt/Animated Documentary

SHOWTIMES:

29 November 2016, 10:30 WIB
Gedung Societet, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta

Synopsis

Half a Life adalah dokumenter animasi pendek yang menyatukan narasi pribadi seorang aktivis gay muda berkebangsaan Mesir. Ia menceritakan sebuah pertemuan traumatis yang memaksanya menjadi aktivis hak-hak gay di tengah iklim sosial Mesir yang tidak stabil, semakin berbahaya, dan menindas.

Half a Life is a short animated documentary that pairs the intimate narration of a young, Egyptian gay activist. He shares with us a traumatizing encounter that prompted him to become a gay-rights activist in the unstable, increasingly dangerous, and oppressive current social climate in Egypt.

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Director

Tamara Shogaolu lahir tanggal 11 Juli 1986 di Amerika Serikat. Ia menghabiskan sebagian besar waktunya tinggal di Panama dan mendapat gelar sarjana dari University of Southern California jurusan Seni Perfilman. Ia bekerja di bidang film, penelitian, dan media di Timur Tengah, Amerika Serikat, Afrika, dan Amerika Latin baik dalam proyek narasi maupun dokumenter.

Tamara Shogaolu was born on 11 July 1986, in the United States. She spent most of her life living between Panama and got her bachelor’s degree at University of Southern California in Cinematic Arts. She worked in film, research, and media in the Middle East, the United States, Africa, and Latin America on both narrative and documentary projects.