Half A Life is an animated short documentary that brings the streets of Cairo to life though a firsthand account of a young Egyptian activist who joins the LGBTQ rights movement after a traumatic encounter. The film reflects on the risks and prospects of LGBTQ activism in an increasingly authoritarian, patriarchal, and risky social climate. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Director Tamara Shogaolu, and Egyptian LGBTQ activist Ibrahim Abdella, moderated by Yasmin Padamsee Forbes, Commissioner for the Cambridge Human Rights Commission and Carr Center Fellow.
Lunch will be served.
Hosted by the Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change, and co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Religious Literacy Project at the Harvard Divinity School. RSVP on Facebook here.