THE WORLD IS ROUND SO THAT NOBODY CAN HIDE IN CORNERS
Part I: Refuge
Part II: The Kiss
Integrate v. [ˈˈin-tə-ˌgrāt]
1. combine (one thing) with another to form a whole.
2. bring into equal participation in a social group or institution.
Refuge n. [ˈref. juːdʒ]
(A place that gives) protection or shelter from danger, trouble, unhappiness.
These films are part of a series of documentary shorts on LGBTQ+ migration and refuge. They tell the story of a protagonist who was forced to leave Nigeria to save himself and his love. Part I: Refuge tells the journey of an African gay refugee seeking asylum in Germany. In Part II: The Kiss, an African refugee visits the Gay Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. The film is a performance exploring the romance and terror of a simple kiss.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Leandro Goddinho is an award-winning Brazilian filmmaker dedicated to LGBTQ+ issues. In 2015, he was selected by the German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to research and develop a documentary project on LGBTQ+ Diaspora, called The World is round so that nobody can hide in the corners.