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Title Samira / un film de Nicola Mai ; scénario et dialogues, Nicola Mai
Published Kareron, 2013


Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (28 min.)
Summary A two-screen art-science installation presenting an ethnographic account of the life history of Karim, an Algerian migrant man selling sex as a travesti at night in Marseille. Karim left Algeria as a young man as his breasts started developing as a result of taking hormones. He was granted asylum in France as a transgender woman, Samira. Twenty years later, as his father is dying and he is about to become the head of the family Samira surgically removes her breasts and marries a woman in order to get a new passport allowing him to return to Algeria to assume his new role. .Samira (2013) and its sister film-installation Travel (2016) are part of the Emborders art-science project questioning the effectiveness and scope of humanitarian initiatives targeting migrant sex workers and sexual minority asylum seekers
Analysis Gay and lesbian studies
Gender identity
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced in 2013
Notes In French with English subtitles
Subject Algerians -- France
Refugees -- France
Transgender women -- France
Sex workers -- France
Sex workers.
Transgender women.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Ethnographic films.
Nonfiction films.
Short films.
Ethnographic films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Short films.
Films ethnographiques.
Films autres que de fiction.
Courts métrages.
Form Streaming video
Author Mai, Nicola.
Kareron (Firm),
Kanopy (Firm)
Other Titles Available from some providers with title: Samira : the sex industry through the eyes of an Algerian trans refugee