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Queer Editorial

outinthedark.jpg Out In The Dark. Now out.

Just released on DVD is the award-winning film Out In The Dark which made its debut at the BFI London Lesbian Gay Festival earlier this year and was garlanded with all kinds of praise.

Coming out, can, for many people, prove to be a difficult time but it’s actually life-threatening in some countries. This film tells the story of Palestinian student Nimer who meets Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. Palestinian society refuses to accept his sexual identity however, and by kicking around with an Israeli, he’s only lobbing more fuel onto this particularly sensitive fire. When a close friend of Nimer’s is brutally murdered, he is forced to choose between moving abroad and his love for Roy. Directed by LA-based Israeli director Michael Mayer, the film won the Audience Award for the Best Feature Film at the Mardi Gras Film Festival this year and as a love-across-the-barriers picture it proves to be a compelling watch.

Out In The Dark is released by Network (for about 12 quid).