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LGBT themed films shine at Tunisia’s Carthage Film Festival

The 2017 edition of Tunisia’s Carthage Film Festival wrapped up with LGBT themed films winning big.

“The Wound” was the recipient of the  Tanit d’Argent, the second prize at the Festival. Directed by John Trengove, the South African film explores masculinity and sexuality in  the Xhosa culture.

Nada Mezni Hafaiedh’s “Upon the Shadow” was also a big winner at the event winning third place in the documentary section. The documentary explores the lives of gay Tunisians and how they live in a country where their sexuality is a crime.

“The Train of Salt and Sugar” by Brazilian director, Licinio Azevedo received the Tanit d’Or. It is the story of an epic train journey across war-torn Mozambique.

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