Queer Arab Film Festival: 'My Brother the Devil' (2012)

27 August, 2014
4.00pm - 7.00pm (depending on film length)

My Brother the Devil Sally El Hosaini (2012) 111 min.
Film introduced by and Q/A with Dr Omid Tofighian, Department of Philosophy.

Welsh-Egyptian filmmaker Sally El Hosaini’s feature film My Brother the Devil was very well received at both queer and mainstream international film festivals in 2012. It tells the story of two sons of Egyptian immigrants coming of age in East London. While firmly anchored within the generics of the gangland film, My Brother the Devil offers an innovative exploration of identity issues pertaining to race, culture and sexuality, breaking taboos with the representation of gay male desire.

Dr Omid Tofighian is ARC Research Assistant and Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He completed his PhD in philosophy at Leiden University (the Netherlands), is faculty at Iran Academia, and a member of the Religion, State and Society Network. He also works on social and cultural projects involving asylum seekers, refugees and young people from western Sydney.

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