HALF A LIFE
What do you do when love for your country and your own safety are at odds?
2017 / ANIMATED DOCUMENTARY SHORT / 13 MIN
Half a Life is a multi-award winning animated documentary short that features the personal testimony of a young, gay Egyptian activist as he struggles to decide whether to continue to fight for LGBTQ rights in Cairo, the home that he loves, or seek safety in asylum elsewhere.
Half a Life is part of Queer in a Time of Forced Migration, an animated transmedia series that follows the stories of LGBTQ refugees from Egypt, Sudan, and Saudi Arabia across continents and cultures — from the 2011 Revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa region to the world today.
Language: Arabic, English
Genre: Animated Documentary Short
Duration: 12 minutes
Production Countries: Egypt, Netherlands, USA
Distribution: SND Films, Canal+ France & Spain (Television)