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Travelogue Archive

Posted in Resources, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity with tags , , , , , , on December 20, 2012 by skyeviewtraveler

A Decade of Travel Blogging!

This website contain Skyeview travelogues from 2007 – 2014.






Skyeview Film Festival Picks!

Posted in Culture, Dispatches, Gallery, Resources, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity with tags , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler

Documentary by Sonali Gulati

I Am is a feature-length documentary film that chronicles the journey of an Indian lesbian filmmaker who returns to Delhi, eleven years later, to re-open what was once home, and finally confronts the loss of her mother whom she never came out to. As she meets and speaks to parents of other gay and lesbian Indians, she pieces together the fabric of what family truly means, in a landscape where being gay was until recently a criminal and punishable offense.

Sonali Films


Films du Paradoxe

Synopsis : “Des femmes de la diaspora malienne vivant à Montreuil en Seine-Saint-Denis s’adressent, dans une “lettre filmée” à une personne de leur choix, réelle ou imaginaire. Des femmes de Bamako et de Kayes au Mali s’en inspirent ensuite librement, pour réaliser à leur tour leur lettre “filmée”. Chacune était invitée à parler de son travail, chacune a saisi l’occasion pour dire ce qui est important pour elle. Toutes ont participé aux étapes successives de la fabrication de ces courts métrages, dans le cadre d’ateliers de création audiovisuelle menés en France et au Mali par Laurence Petit-Jouvet. L’ensemble forme un film qui enjambe les distances, fait résonner ces voix qui expriment les frustrations, les passions, la résistance de ces femmes.

[Rough translation]
Women from the Malian diaspora in Montreuil, in a “filmed letter” speak to a person of their choice, real or imaginary. Women from Bamako and from Kayes in Mali draw inspiration from these letters to, in their turn, realize their “filmed letter”. They were each invited to talk about their work and take this oppotunity to say what is important for them. The whole forms a film that overcomes the distance, and in which responding like an echo, their voices express frustration, passion, and mostly the power of these women.

Shout out from Laurent PETIT-JOUVET 

Off The Beaten Path: Walkabout  Aruceil-Cachan, France
FEMMES EN RÉSISTANCE festival féministe de documentaires
Trailer for “I Am” (documentary by Sonali Gulati)
Trailer for “Correspondances” (documentary by Laurent Petit-Jouvet)
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FEMMES EN RÉSISTANCE festival féministe de documentaires

Posted in Culture, Dispatches, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity, Travelogues with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler

Sharing Oakland Pride with festival sistern.

October 1 – 2, 2011
à l’espace municipal Jean Vilar d’Arcueil
Arcueil Cachan, France

Mobile phone camera gallery

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Cherríe Moraga, LOCs & Pro-Democracy Protests

Posted in Culture, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity with tags , on February 15, 2011 by skyeviewtraveler

Sistah Comrade Cherríe Moraga

SF Bay Area: Palestinian Queer Activists Talk Politics

Cherríe Moraga moderated the public forum.

Forum Questions

What does the Palestinian queer movement have in common with other LGBTQ movements worldwide?

How can we understand and work with issues of visibility and the notion of “coming out” within the Palestinian context?
What are the questions, goals, beliefs and dreams of the Palestinian queer movement?

Read more here.

Aswat Group – Palestinian Gay Women

Privately, I asked Cherríe if she would respond to one pressing question for Skyeview.

How do you respond to lesbians of color in particuar and people in general in the US who fail to recognize the intersections between our struggles here in the US, and the pro-democracy uprisings in the Maghreb, the Middle East and beyond?  What say ye to the sistern?

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Corporate Democracy vs Real Democracy

Cherríe commented that sistern who proclaim what’s going on over there doesn’t have anything to do with us over here, is making the assumption that there is separation between “us” and “them”.  There is no separation between the lives of LOC’s in the US and pro-democracy demonstrators abroad. People need to understand that geopolitical boundaries are rapidly disappearing if not already disappeared.   In one of those poignant Martin Luther King, Jr. “I may not get there with you” moments, Cherríe predicts that within 30 years, possibly at the end of her life, the world will be a completely different place.

Cherríe noted, sistern in the US experiencing difficulty with grasping intersecting oppressions simply need to understand that the pro-democracy protesters in the Maghreb and the Middle East are seeking the same type of economic, civic and political benefits that Americans have enjoyed for centuries.  A crucial difference is that they are seeking REAL democracy, something we don’t have in the US.  Here in the US, we have CORPORATE democracy–we are not citizens, we are consumers.

May the ancestors continue to hold you in their favor sistah comrade.