Image tirée du film Sahbety de Kawthar Younis

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

 - Courts métrages - 52 min

Image tirée du film BABA de Adam Ali et Sam Arbor

International cinema

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

North African Queer Film Festival

Arabic, German, English

The North African Queer Film Festival is presented by Dhakira Collective.


Crossing the borders of nation, race, gender and sexual identity, three short films explore (in)visibility, hiding and authenticity through characters who refuse definition.



Maissa Lihedheb | 2022 | Germany, Tunisia | German with English subtitles | 18′

Malik, a Black queer man in his mid-twenties, invites a date to his flat. What is supposed to be a casual hook-up takes an unexpected turn. Hundefreund explores the nuances of race in Germany through the lens of an intimate evening between two queer lovers.



Kawthar Younis | 2023 | Egypt | Arabic with English subtitles | 16′

Desperate for intimacy, Ali follows his girlfriend’s suggestion that puts their relationship to the test. The plan unfolds unexpectedly when gender roles become blurred.  



Adam Ali, Sam Arbor | 2023 | Libya, United Kingdom | Libyan arabic, English with English and French subtitles | 16′

An unexpected discovery forces Britannia, a gay Libyan teenager, to question whether to stay or flee his beloved homeland.


Free entrance. First come, first served. Please let us know of your interest by replying to the Facebook event.

FST - French subtitles
EST - English subtitles

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