queerfilm festival Bremen

Sprache / Language

das schwul-lesbisch-trans* Filmfestival in Bremen












Rescue the Fire

Rescue the fire - pictures from the movie

Thursday, 18:00 (Location: City 46)


Germany | 2019 | Direction: Jasco Viefhues | 83 Min. |

German with english subtitles


Berlin, beginning of the 90s: The artist Jürgen Baldiga photographically recorded the Berlin scene during the escalating AIDS epidemic. He himself is HIV-positive and finds provocative and artistic ways to deal with his own physical decay, while more and more people from his personal surroundings die of the virus. Baldiga’s work makes him an important observer and chronicler of a time that is insightfully documented by this film. Given today’s therapeutic and preventive ways to live with the HIV virus, this documentary of the dffb graduate Jasco Viefhues is an awareness-raising testimony of the memorable struggle for recognition, visibility and a collective memory.

Content warning: Images of AIDS carcinomas

My Name is Baghdad / Meu Nome é Bagdá

My Name is Baghdad - pictures from the movie

Thursday, 20:30 (Location: City 46)

Available online: 27.10.-7.11.


Brasil | 2020 | Direction: Caru Alves de Souza | 99 Min. |

Portugese with German subtitles


Cap on and camera on: Bagdá skateboards through São Paulo and let’s nobody silence her. Bagdá has short hair, worn sneakers and chains around her neck. Even though it’s not always easy at home, the female* household sticks together. Together they either help their little, alien-fascinated sister to produce a NASA application video or they visit the hairdresser’s shop that is run by friends from the LGBTQI* community. As the main character, also the audience glides through the movie. Confident, fresh and with a lot of momentum the problematic sides of the cis-male dominated skateboarding scene are fought. At the end it’s about empowering solidarity among queers, no matter whether with or without a board.

Content warning: Depiction of police brutality, hetero- and cissexism, sexual violence

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