Beautiful They (2021)
Beautiful They (2021)

HRAFF Presents

Feminist Shorts

Post-film performance by Hong De Lion and Dragon Dance Association

Unclassified (15+)

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Fri 5 May 2023

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A show-stopping collection of powerful shorts showcasing different feminist voices, stories and experiences.

Curated by programmer Genevieve Piko, this event will feature a lion dance performance from Hong De Lion and Dragon Dance Association (弘德國術會)

Format: DCP
Runtime: 75 mins

Event duration

75 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Short films

Scaring Women At Night

On a late night walk, Ash realises his presence is making the woman ahead of him feel unsafe. While grappling with his own fears, moving through the world as a trans man, he does his best to navigate his new dynamic with women.

Karimah Zakia Issa | 2022 | Canada | English | 11 mins

Prairie Flowers

After Silvia’s femicide, Yecenia, her cousin, and one of the Ñomndaa weavers from the Prairie of Flowers, create a ritual and poetic mourning alongside other weaving women.

Mariana X. Rivera | 2021 | Mexico | Spanish with English Subtitles | 19 mins

Beautiful They

A chance meeting paves the way for a deeper connection. When two young people cross paths one afternoon, they find that they are irresistibly drawn to one another. Dreamily shot in warm, vibrant colour, and sustained with an atmospheric, almost ethereal synth score, Beautiful They is a queer surf romance that enamours with its slow-burn, delicate intimacy.

Cloudy Rhodes | 2021 | Australia | English | 10 mins

Dandelion / Cuanacaquilitl

A teenage girl who lives in a small town in Mexico, is helped by her best friend in her search for home remedies to stop an unwanted pregnancy, undeterred by the health risks that she may face.

Lorena R. Valencia | 2022 | Mexico | Spanish with English Subtitles | 16 mins


Rahma Soliman, a young boxer, considers her identity and motivations in this arresting documentary that hits like a right hook.

Tig Terera | 2018 | Australia | English | 1 min

Gund Kwok

The Lion Dance is a folk dance from Asia that was performed exclusively by men in the past. “Gund Kwok” is the first women’s Lion Dance troupe in the U.S. Founded by Cheng Imm Tan, she and fifteen Asian women strive to break lingering stereotypes about the strength and images of Asian women.

Xudong Liu | 2022 | USA | English | 18 mins

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