Love Barbara (2022)
Love Barbara (2022)

ACMI & MQFF present

The Queer Life: Docos – Shorts Package


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Sun 13 Nov 2022

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From New York to China, these 2022 documentary short films explore the vibrancy and heart that beats within the Queer experience. Tracking the real lives of fully fledged queers, these shorts call for the acceptance and celebration of our diverse international community.

Short films

Salma Toor's Emerald Green (2021)

Capturing acclaimed painter Salman Toor as he creates a new painting to be shown alongside the works of his Old Master heroes, this film explores the artist’s alternately tender and comic depictions of his own cosmopolitan queer community.

Two Spirit (2021)

For Georgina, an indigenous transgender woman, living in the desert is lonely and cruel. In her small village, no one understands who she is.

Will You Look at Me (2022)

As a young Chinese filmmaker returns to his hometown in search for himself, a long due conversation with his mother dives the two of them into a quest for acceptance and love.

Wifi Rider

A viral instagram account, a bold fashion line. One young Palestinian man shows the Arab diaspora they don't have to tap into the Western zeitgesit - they can create their own.

Private View (2022)

Two British artists: the lesbian portrait painter, Sadie Lee, and the non-binary writer, Libro Levi Bridgeman, were both born on the same day. They meet to collaborate on a portrait of Libro and discuss their lives from the 1980s onwards. Now, after three years, Sadie is ready to uncover the painting.

Love, Barbara (2022)

A short documentary about the iconic legacy of pioneering lesbian experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer, through the lens and love of her partner of over 30 years, Florrie Burke.

A Normal Girl (2019)

1.5% of people are born with anatomy that doesn't fit typical definitions of female or male. It is common practice for doctors to perform genital surgeries on intersex infants – often with disastrous results. A Normal Girl brings the widely unknown struggles of intersex people to light through the story of intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis.

Event duration

102 mins


Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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