LGBT Film Gets Warm Welcome at Tunisia Festival
A frank documentary about the lives of gay Tunisians received an enthusiastic welcome at a local film festival Friday despite homosexuality being a crime in the North African country. "It's brilliant. If this film made it, then of course we can screen many others," said Sikander, a member of the audience who only gave his first name, as he left the theatre at the Carthage Film Festival. The room of 500 seats was not big enough to fit all those who flocked to see "Upon the shadow", an intimate, at times explicit, portrait of a group of transvestite and gay friends speaking openly about their love lives, being rejected by their families and their fear of the police.
November 11 / ENCA.com