QAFF18: Re-births: The Journey of the Soul

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France/ Russia/ China/ Peru. 2018. French/ English/ Russian/ Spanish.

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The film presents four intimate portraits of LGBT immigrants and asylum claimants who have come to France—“the country of human rights”—from all corners of the globe. [Giovanna, transgender Columbian woman; Roman, transgender Russian man; Cate, lesbian Ugandan woman; Yi Chen, gay Chinese man]. Four LGBT people, four continents, one reflection of globalization. I myself am an immigrant from Peru. The fact that this is a project made both by and about queer immigrants is what makes it so original. I give voice to men and women who have been abused and rejected—to people who have been subjected to the violence and the injustice of a society that doesn’t respect them. They arrive in France with the hope of living out their identities in complete freedom.

Bio: Santi Zagerra

Santi Zagerrawas born in Peru. He lives in Lima and Paris. Filmmaker, screenwriter, wandering video artist. Impassioned cinema, he studied in Lima, where he made his  first short films. In Paris, under the guidance of Eric Rohmer and learning scenaristic writing Zagerra wrote “The best friends” for Werner Schroeter and “Amandina” for the Mexican filmmaker Jaime Humberto Hermosillo.