Queeropolis charts the queer, urban fabric of Toronto from 1972-2008.
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Documentary, Canada, 2008, 5 min
by: Tori Foster, Alexis Mitchell|
Queeropolis charts the queer, urban fabric of Toronto from 1972-2008—a formative period of claiming public space for the queer community. The oral narratives of John Greyson, Jane Farrow, Keith Cole, and others, are set against an animated mapping of Toronto´s queer spaces. The piece effectively fuses personal histories with social spaces to illustrate a trajectory of queer experience and resistance in Toronto over this 36-year period.
Commissioned by Pride Toronto, Queeropolis was inspired by the 2008 theme, ‘unity.’ The diversity of the events, gatherings, rallies and safe spaces located across Toronto are unified by the urban fabric of queer space that slowly takes shape over the course of the five-minute video. Ultimately, crystallization occurs when the grey skeletal structure of the streets fade, leaving only the queer experience behind. By placing the oral narratives against this backdrop, the stories in Queeropolis serve to punctuate physical space with personal experience.
Genre: Documentary, Society
Director: Tori Foster, Alexis Mitchell
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Age limit: from 15 year
Location: Toronto, Canada
Format: 4:3, stereo, 2d animation
"Pointedly political and totally effective was Queeropolis, made by NOW cover girl Tori Foster with Alexis Mitchell, where a map of Toronto fills up with dots representing hundreds of queer organizations that have existed through the city's history."
Susan Cole (extern länk )
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