Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (run-time 120 min including screening + discussion & Q&A)
Join us for the regional premier and unreleased screening of “The Many Lives of Kojin” hosted by ReelQ. This program includes an exclusive interview with director Diako Yazdani.
With a great sense of humor, Filmmaker Diako Yazdani, a political refugee in France, returns to see his family in Iraqi Kurdistan and introduces them to Kojin, a young 23-year-old homosexual who seeks to exist in a society where he seems unable to find his place. A look at the endless struggle of a minority within a minority.
Film synopsis: Diako Yazdani, an Iranian Kurd and political refugee in France, goes to Irak where accompanied by Kojin, a 23-year-old gay friend, he confronts his devout family, friends and other members of the Kurdish community with their prejudices on homosexuality. Through humor and poetry, the director presents a powerful portrait where encounters between people are an invitation to a universal reflection on being different.
ReelQ: Pittsburgh’s International LGBTQ Film Festival
The Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Society serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding tri-state region. In addition, PLGFS provides a crucial service to the cultural vitality of Pittsburgh, designed to support lesbian and gay artists, and to provide a much-needed cultural outlet for the lesbian and gay communities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.