Middle Eastern

Circumstance

Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Lesbian Film
Short Take: Love and life in oppressive Iran

Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Lesbian Film
Short Take: Examines the lives and struggles of lgbt people in the developing world.

Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Gender Bender
Short Take: A young woman passes as a boy to support her family in remote Iran. A fellow worker at the carpet shop falls in love with her.

Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Major lesbian content
Short Take: Focuses on the lives of Middle Eastern lesbians and gay men living in the United States and their struggles to mesh identities as both queer and Arab.

Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Gender Bender
Short Take: In Iran, women are officially banned from men’s sporting events. Several young women try to pass as men and are arrested at a major soccer match.

Our Rating: ★★★★½
L Factor: Lesbian Film/Gender Bender
Short Take: A lesbian flees from Iran to Germany, where she passes as a man. A female coworker falls in love with her, but her refugee status is uncertain.

Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Lesbian Film
Short Take: Looks at the Israeli Palestinian conflict from the eyes of a gay couple and a lesbian couple in which one of the partners is Israeli and the other Palestinian.