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Out & About

Event Dates:
  • Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:00
Event Type:
  • Movie
Event City:
  • Ankara
Ankara Büyülü Fener Cinema Meşrutiyet Cad. Hatay Sok. No: 18, Kocatepe / Ankara T (312) 425 01 00

Out & About  - The Netherlands, 2016, 34’ 


Born in 1967 in Amsterdam, Koen Suidgeest is a documentary director, writer and photographer. A graduate of the Film Department of the University of the Creative Arts in England, he started working as a cinematographer on commercial campaigns, feature films, corporate projects and documentary film. With his documentary Casting, he was nominated for Goya Awards. Karla’s Arrival was selected for more than 40 film festivals and won him widespread international recognition.


Parents of members of the LGBT community unwillingly find themselves in the closet once their son or daughter tells them they are gay. At some point, they too have to come out to the world around them. Yet in many countries, being open about their children is out of the question due to enormous social stigmas or anti-gay laws. Parents, in particular, find themselves stuck between society’s need to conformity and boundless love for their sons and daughters. In Out & About, director Koen Suidgeest draws the portrait of families having a gay son or a daughter in Kenya, Russia, and Indonesia.