Zinentiendo – LGTBQI International Film Exhibition

Zinentiendo – Zinentiendo – LGTBQI International Film Exhibition of Aragon.

Zinentiendo is the International Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Bisexual, Queer and Intersex Film Exhibition organised in Aragón by the Towanda Collective since 2005, where feature films, short films and documentaries with a LGTBQI theme are screened.

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It’s not a festival, so the projected works don’t enter the competition. They do not give prizes, nor do they have a jury. On the other hand, as a Exhibit, they are free to select those screenings that they think fit their objectives.

Zinentiendo is an open-access film exhibition. In fact, at the moment it is one of the few LGTB film festivals in Spain that maintains this characteristic. They understand that the special idiosyncrasy of the Show and its purpose justify maintaining free access, despite the difficulties that this entails.

You can see here the complete catalog of the ZINENTIENDO 2019


Highlights of this edition

“Rafiki” by WANURI KAHIU (2017 | full-length film | 83′) – Thursday 25 April
“Good Kenyan girls are good Kenyan wives”… but Kena and Ziki are going for something else. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls cannot resist and become very close friends, supporting each other in the pursuit of their dreams within a conservative society. When love arises between them, they must decide between happiness and security.” Based on the short story Jambula Tree by Ugandan writer Monica Arac de Nyeko, Rafiki is combat cinema in the purest Sean Baker style: pure visual pop. The seventh art embracing the freedom of African women.


“Un couteau dans le coeur” by YANN GONZÁLEZ (2018 | full-length film | 110′) – Saturday 27 April
Paris, summer of 1979. Anne, a producer of cheap gay porn movies, tries to overcome the breakup with his girlfriend while a murderer is on the loose, ready to eliminate some of his actors. Yann Gonzalez offers us a slasher that immerses us in another era from carnal and cinematic passion and sexual debauchery, to the love for cinema of authors like De Palma.


Dyke Jails by CECILIA MONTAGUT (2018 | full-lengt film documentary| 65′) – Monday 29 April
Andrea took a drug mule trip from Argentina. She was taken directly from Barcelona airport to prison. Katia was imprisioned for two years at Martutene correctional facility in the Basque Country. Marta Dillon, journalist and feminist, visited over several years the female prisoners at the Ezeiza prison in Buenos Aires and captured their experiences in the book “Captive Hearts“. These stories, along with those of other ex-prisoners and researchers, are part of the documentary “Cárceles Bolleras” (Dyke Jails), that pictures the reality of women behind bars and how gender inequality affects their lives there. Under these circumstances , lesbian desire becomes a form of resistance to the penitentiary institution. Through these interviews, we depict the prison universe we are unallowed to access.


Dykes, camera, action! by Caroline Berler (2018 | full-lengt film documentary | 58′) – Thursday 2 May
Lesbians haven’t always been able to see themselves on the screen. But between Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, they have built their visibility and transformed the social imaginary of the queer movement. Filmmakers such as Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, or Vicky Du, film critics like B. Ruby Rich, Jenni Olson, and many others share their often hilarious life stories, and tell us how they have reflected their diverse identities through film.