Beirut Dreams in Color

Michael Collins

Dutch premiere

Beirut Dreams in Color tells the stories of Masrou’ Leila, a Lebanese rock band with an outspoken gay singer, and Sarah Hegazy, an Egyptian activist. Both parties have experienced oppression because of their sexual orientation and beliefs. The short documentary shows what it’s like for the LGBTQIA+ community to be oppressed and threatened by the governments in the Middle East.

This short film is part of the programme Shorts: The Fire Within.

Credits

Director
Michael Collins
Producer
Marta Syjuco, James Costa, Sarah Kaskas, Michael Collins
Year
2022
Country of production
United States, Lebanon, United Kingdom
Type
Documentary, Short
Duration
28 minutes
Spoken language
Arabic, English
Subtitles
EN
Production company
Thoughtful Robot Productions
World Sales
The Guardian