"Embrace" is a groundbreaking performance art video celebrating LGBTQ diversity and acceptance. Created by artists of color from the queer community and allies, the film passionately rejects hatred and prejudice while highlighting the importance of embracing all individuals.

  • Dorian Shine
  • Dorian Shine
  • Oliver Harry Shine
  • Fady Zablouk
    Key Cast
  • Alina Lapteva
    Key Cast
  • Yuliya Kornienko
    Key Cast
  • Pepe Parabeles
    Director of Photography
  • ECE Latifaoglu
  • TonePusher
    Music composer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Fashion, Dance, performance, music
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 16, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
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Director Biography - Dorian Shine

Dorian Shine is a multicultural and multidisciplinary artist based in Canada. Dorian explores in his work the body as a starting point to interrogate the human condition. Creating hybrid forms of art film, Shine unveils in his concepts how taboo regulates the social fabric & the individual aspirations. Stigmas, sexuality & female body objectification are in the center of his productions. He has exhibited his work at many international festivals, such as the International Theatre Festival of Belgrade, Serbia and the art performance of Biennale of Buenos Aires in Argentina.

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Director Statement

Embrace is a art action elevating the socio/cultural fabric into an aesthetic that embraces diversity, respects differences, invites to inclusion and actively rejects hatred and prejudice. I see embracing as a “together” connecting movement, a mechanism that reflects the beauty of “inclusion” through the simple fact of touching the other in the dynamic of sharing a community aesthetic through fashion and art. In their unique bodies, the models share their stories about gender, emotions and standards of beauty in an a temporal bold black fabrics and gold covering scars, covering lips, hands, thirsty of a touch, and over raw skins.