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LGBTQ Film Series: Salvation Army

Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



The LGBTQ Film Series is a monthly educational film series sponsored by the U of T Libraries, the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office and a rotating group of student organizations and university departments. The series showcases films within the U of T Libraries’ collections, focusing on the lives of LGBTQ people in Canada and internationally.


Salvation Army (2013)
By Abdellah Taia

81 minutes

Film Synopsis: Abdellah is a young gay man navigating the sexual, racial and political climate of Morocco. Growing up in a large family in a working-class neighborhood, Abdellah is caught between a distant father, an authoritarian mother, an older brother whom he adores and a handful of predatory older men, in a society that denies his homosexuality. As a college student, Abdellah moves to Geneva and while faced with the new possibilities of freedom, he grapples with the loss of his homeland. SALVATION ARMY, the directorial debut for Abdellah Taïa – an acclaimed Moroccan and Arab writer – is adapted from his novel of the same name. Taïa is the first writer of his descent to speak out openly about his homosexuality.

Doors open at 6:00 pm. Film begins at 6:30 pm.

This month’s screening is co-presented by the University of Toronto Libraries, the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office and Salaam Canada.

Accessible. Free Admission. Everyone welcome.
Single-use, all-gender washrooms available.

Contact jesse.carliner@utoronto.ca if you have questions about accessibility.

For more information on the LGBTQ Film Series visit http://uoft.me/LGBTQFilmSeries

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Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


U of T Libraries; Sexual & Gender Diversity Office; Salaam Canada


Robarts Library, Media Commons Theatre (3rd Floor)
130 St. George Street
Toronto, ON
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