Rebel Queers: Ukrajinski kvir otpor

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Režija: Angelika Ustymenko, Alex King

Zemlja: Ukrajina

Godina produkcije: 2023.

Trajanje: 20 minuta

Pre pune invazije, subverzivni kolektiv Rebel Queers bi se protivio heteronormativnom i patrijarhalnom svetu koji ih je gušio tako što bi ispisivali poruke na zidovima Kijeva: “Queer Sex”, “Make Queer Punk Again”, i “Be Queer, Do Crime, Hail Satan”, među ostalim. Pokretačka snaga iza Rebel Queers-a je Angelika Ustymenko, umetnik i filmski stvaralac koji je nebinarna i neurodivergentna osoba. Kada su njihova zemlja i zajednica napadnuti, odlučili su da dokumentuju iskustva queer Ukrajinaca tokom ratnog vremena. Na prvu godišnjicu invazije, Angelika je započela novu fazu svog dokumentarnog projekta, sarađujući sa Alex King-om i Huck Docs-om kako bi prikupila refleksije queer vojnika nakon godinu dana rata i proširila fokus kako bi obuhvatila druge oblike queer otpora.

Rebel Queers: Ukraine’s Queer Resistance

Before the full-scale invasion, subversive collective Rebel Queers would defy the heteronormative and patriarchal world that so suffocated them by scrawling on the walls of Kyiv: ‘Queer Sex,’ ‘Make Queer Punk Again,’ and ‘Be Queer, Do Crime, Hail Satan,’ among others. The driving force behind Rebel Queers is Angelika Ustymenko, a non-binary and neurodivergent artist and filmmaker.  When their country and their community came under attack, they resolved to document the experiences of queer Ukrainians during wartime. On the first anniversary of the full-scale invasion, Angelika began a new phase of their documentary project, collaborating with Alex King and Huck Docs to collect queer soldiers’ reflections after a year of war and broadening the focus to include other forms of queer resistance.