Queendom - film and talk with Agniia Galdanova and Igor Myakotin

February 23 2024

The Fritt Ord Foundation and the HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival invite the public to a screening of ‘Queendom’ and a talk with director Agniia Galdanova and producer Igor Myakotin following the screening at Vega Scene 1 in Oslo on Saturday, 9 March 2024 at 5:45 p.m. The director will introduce the film.

Gena, a queer artist from a small town in Russia, dresses in extravagant costumes made from trash and tape, then takes to the streets of Moscow to protest against the authorities. Gena, 21, was born and raised in the rough streets of Magadan, a chilly outpost in the Soviet Gulag. She gives radical performances in public spaces, demonstrating a novel combination of art and activism. She wants to change people’s perception of beauty and queerness, and to draw attention to the harassment of LGBTQ+ communities. Gena’s behaviour is often dark, subtle, evocative and queer – a manifestation of her subconscious. But it comes at a cost.

Talk after the movie
Director Agniia Galdanova and producer Igor Myakotin will talk about art and activism, and about what it is like to work in exile while having an impact in home countries ruled by authoritarian regimes. They will also discuss what is currently happening in Russia since a new law banning the LGBT movement was adopted last November.

Agniia galdanova headshot
Igormyakotin headshot

‘Fritt Ord has provided support for ‘Queendom’.

The event will be held in English, and it is scheduled from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m.


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