Home Feels Like

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Home Feels Like

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”article-title”]A visual poem[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”article-byline”]

by Monstera Deliciosa

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Monstera Deliciosa is a multi-faceted performative phenomenon whose work and persona reflect on her experience as a gender non-conforming subject and her construction and positioning as other in the public space.

With a background in performance art, Monstera’s works vary in methodology and format, spanning across and often combining performance, video and installation.

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Growing up with repression at home, glares and verbal abuse in the streets, and negative representation in the media persist all over the world. However, the situation in Honduras went beyond anything I could have experienced or even imagined. The LGBT+ community often talks of post-traumatic growth, and I saw in these incredible human rights defenders an example of how to direct your pain to fight passionately for your rights, and to help others going through similar experiences. 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This documentary tells the story of Arcoiris, a group of LGBTQI+ human rights defenders in Honduras. In recent years the organisation has faced mounting attacks and threats following relentless public abuse and stigmatisation. Prejudice from the police and judiciary means that these attacks go largely unpunished, making it one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be an LGBT+ human rights defender. The films reveal both the severity of the risks they face and their determination to further their struggle.

The director, Manu Valcarce is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in London. He has worked on projects ranging from the lives of Muslim transsexuals living in Jakarta, Indonesia, to those affected by austerity in rural Spain. 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Growing up with repression at home, glares and verbal abuse in the streets, and negative representation in the media persist all over the world. However, the situation in Honduras went beyond anything I could have experienced or even imagined. The LGBT+ community often talks of post-traumatic growth, and I saw in these incredible human rights defenders an example of how to direct your pain to fight passionately for your rights, and to help others going through similar experiences. 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