The short film, Alia, will be presented in a world premiere at Zinegoak International Festival.
The festival highlights the multiple possibilities of identity construction, claiming the freedom and legitimacy to decide what one is from the point of view of openness to sexual diversity, the construction of gender identity or any other element related to sexuality.
In the short film Alia, Tunisian Star and actor Fares Landoulsi performs the main character of Ali, a 22-year-old Moroccan man. He lives with his religious father in Paris, where they both emigrated 15 years ago. Ali works in a bakery during the daytime, and at night, he becomes Alia, a radiant transvestite singer who performs in an oriental cabaret in Paris.
Also starring the short film Alia Ash Goldeh, Hocine Choutri and Hind Taoufiq. It is a production of Paraiso and directed by Zahra Berrada.
The Zinegoak Festival celebrates championing sexual freedom in its 19th edition which started on February 28 and will end on March 7, when the awards will be presented. From today until Sunday 13 March, the films in the official section will be shown on Filmin.
Bilbao’s International GayLesboTrans Film and Performing Arts Festival, Zinegoak, is held in February in the city of Bilbao.
This Bilbao-based festival has grown from year to year, always adapting to new challenges, avoiding labels and establishing itself not only as an important cultural event but also as a tool for social transformation.
All related activities and events are based on and foster not only non-discrimination on grounds of affective bonds, sexuality or identity issues, but also the denunciation of recurring human rights violations throughout the world, while striving to increase the visibility of new family models.