EITR

EITR (AA-tr), written and directed by Fateena Al-Hamaydeh Miller, captures the story of a closeted Arab salesman as he struggles to mask his identity from his mother.

As a perfume salesman, Mohamed leans into using scent to broadcast masculinity and avoid being discovered. When a particular customer enters the store, Mohamed must consider whether he is ready to embrace his identity despite cultural beliefs.

Al-Hamaydeh Miller took inspiration from 1950s Eqyptian cinema and 1990s Arab Soap Operas to adapt a tried and true romantic love map to a modern-day realization. Mohamed embodies the struggles of many in the Queer Muslim community as we follow him through the stages of self-acceptance.

 

Screening With the Program: Shorts Bundle: For the Love of it :

Say My Name

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Art/Work | Andres Garzon

Andres Garzon— an Artist. New Canadian. Queer. Ex-ultra-religious. Fleeing violence in Colombia as...
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Therapists

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