Free as a (bird)

Fusing animation, VR 360 video, and personal archive footage, Free as a (bird) is an autoethnographic experimental short that encapsulates the pain of losing queerness and feeling unseen in a non-queer space - something that the filmmaker endured after leaving the safety of Brighton and returning to their un-queer hometown during the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020.

  • Ray Abu-Jaber
    Director
  • Ray Abu-Jaber
    Writer
  • Ray Abu-Jaber
    Producer
  • Ray Abu-Jaber
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    autoethnography, ethnography, personal archive, archive, desktop film, desktop documentary
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 25, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Goldsmiths University London
Director Biography - Ray Abu-Jaber

Ray is a queer student filmmaker from Norfolk, UK, specialising in animation, immersive 3D sound, and Queer stories.

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