Critical Writing Index

Rethinking the global 'gay gaze'

by Kamal Al-Solaylee

The Globe and Mail, May 18, 2004

Kamal Al-Solaylee writes about filmmakers reflecting on the gay community; one that means many things to many people. One idea that is discussed is that homosexuality is a Western concept invading non-Western cultures. Also, parallels are drawn between historical cases of discrimination in the past and present. The article looks at films with subject matter, such as gay Egyptians on trial, Russian sailors in naval institutions, Dutch and South African prisioners in the 18th century, and Indian gay men without gay cultural identifiers. The article includes interviews with filmmakers; John Greyson, Steve Kokker and Sunil Gupta.

ITEM 2004.015 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

ProteusJohn Greyson

ProteusJack Lewis

Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing WorldJohn Scagliotti

KomradesSteve Kokker

(A World Without) PitySunil Gupta