FATHER FIGURE

By Bibi FADLALLA

HAZAZAH PICTURES - as PROD

LGBT - Completed 2019

As Kiki House founder Guilliano explains: ‘being black and gay means having two strikes against you’. Guilliano and his friends share experiences of homophobia, racism and marginalization in everyday life. For them, voguing provides an escape from the outside world as well as a sense of community.

Festivals
& Awards

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019
Rhythm
Cinedans 2019
Gender Me Not
Roze Filmdagen 2019
Documenting the Dutch
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019
Doc/Rythm
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • LGBT, Documentary
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • DUTCH
    • Duration
    • 25 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bibi FADLALLA
    • Producer(s)
    • Maarten KUIT (Hazazah Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • What does it mean to be young, black and gay in today’s world? Guilliano (26) is the founding father of The Kiki House of Angels, a Voguing community in Rotterdam. Most of its members are young black gay men who experience racism and marginalization in everyday life. This poetic collage film expresses their personal stories by combining observational scenes with Vogue dance sequences, graphic interludes and intimate interviews. Guilliano struggles with the harsh realities of life outside of his community, and Voguing offers a temporary escape. However, in order to survive in the outside world he has to hide certain parts of his personality.