Queer Arab Film Festival: 'The Road to Love' (2001)

10 September, 2014
4.00pm - 7.00pm (depending on film length)

The Road to Love Remi Lange (2001) 70 min.
Film introduced by and Q/A with Professor Martine Antle, Department of French Studies.

Blending fiction and documentary, The Road to Love follows the young, apparently straight French-Algerian student Karim on a sociological quest to find gay Maghrebins. The search for gay Arab culture in The Road to Love gives way to a reflexive journey of self/(homo)sexual-discovery for Karim. Shot between Paris, Marseille, Amsterdam and Marrakech, Rémi Lange’s film offers a sensitive questioning of the politics of homosexuality in Arab cultures through the lens of romantic love and sex.

Martine Antle is professor in French Studies at the University of Sydney. She is a specialist in Francophone Studies and is currently working on sexualities in Franco/Arab Art. She is the co-author of The Rhetoric of the Other - www.unprsouth.com/rhetoric_of_the_other.htm.

All films in the Queer Arab Film Festival are in English or subtitled. Free Event - All Welcome. For a full list of films in the series download a copy of the program.

Queer Arab Film Festival is presented by the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies and the project A Continuing Spring: Arab and Australian Views on Social Justice, Equal Economic Development and Cultures of Freedom. The project A Continuing Spring is sponsored by the Council for Australian Arab Relations (CAAR).


Location: Room N395, John Woolley Building

Contact:Professor Sahar Amer
Email:sahar.amer@sydney.edu.au