Half a Life

Director: Tamara Shogaolu
2016 | Egypt, Indonesia, Netherlands, USA | 13m
GENRE: Activism | Animation | Biography/History | Discrimination | Documentary | Gay | Homophobia | Middle Eastern | Muslim/Islam | Politics | Violence

This animated short documentary pairs the intimate narration of a young, Egyptian gay activist with highly stylized animation, bringing the streets of Cairo to life through his firsthand account. He shares a traumatizing encounter that prompted him to become a gay-rights activist in Egypt’s unstable, increasingly dangerous and oppressive social climate.