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Our Queer Lens program returns for another year, featuring the newest work by Sélim Mourad alongside three short films. Mourad's Moss Agate uses a unique styles to create a self described "ode to life, an exploration of death and rebirth, a poem about cinema" while the accompanying films explore the different relationships between queer people and their families.

Co-presented by Alliance Française de San Francisco

Zaid, a young Arab-American amateur drag queen has to confront his conservative father and Alzheimer's grandfather about his identity on an average night gone terribly wrong.

About the Filmmaker

Reem Jubran is a writer/director working between Palestine and Los Angeles, California in short and feature narratives. She is pursuing an M.F.A. in Directing/Writing from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television where she is directing her own short films after having worked two years as assistant director on Palestinian narrative features.​ She is inspired by women-led stories, flammable cultural taboos, and her identity as a transnational filmmaker. Her first feature in-development, “Sou-Sou '' was selected for Producer's Spotlight at the Palestine Pavilion, Cannes 2020 Marche du Film. She has a B.A. in Film Studies from UC Berkeley.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    12 minutes
  • Language
    English, Arabic
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Reem Jubran
  • Screenwriter
    Reem Jubran
  • Producer
    Reem Jubran
  • Cast
    Maz Siam, Beto Ochoa, George Jubran
  • Cinematographer
    Tamara Dobry
  • Production Design
    Bilal Karaman