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Shorts: Around the World in 80 Gays

The backwoods of rural America. A kibbutz in Israel. The sterile corridors of a Sydney hospital. A boxing ring in Rio. The settings of these shorts may be spread discretely around the globe, but the stories they share of gay life and love are universal.


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2:15 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON,

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Harry Cherniak Access Alliance


After a drunken encounter, a deadbeat redneck is forced to question both his relationship with his best friend and his own identity.


A trilogy of short vignettes addresses gay rage and resistance.

Scar Tissue

Sami, a Syrian refugee living in Amsterdam, meets self-assured Johan. Over the course of one night, they are forced to confront harsh truths about the very different worlds from which they come.

The Gift Giver

A young man attends an HIV support group with the intention of purposely contracting the virus.

The Ballerina

Diamante is the star boxer at his club, but outside the ring he is keeping a secret from his macho fellow boxers.

You Deserve Everything

A doctor’s tentative romance with his hospital’s Arabic interpreter evolves into something deeper. But everything is not as it seems.