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Butch, dyke, with tattoos and a skinny green mohawk, inseparable from her wheelchair, she would roam around Camden with her lesbian posse. Diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis) in her late teens, she lived her life in a way many able-bodied people would covet. So, what was it that allowed her to have this quality of life despite her disability?

  • Maria Katsikadakou
    Director
  • Maria Katsikadakou
    Writer
  • Maria Katsikadakou
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Hungarian Disability Film Festival
    Budapest
    Hungary
    November 9, 2022
    Hungary Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Merlinka International queer film festival
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    December 11, 2022
    Serbia
    Official Selection
  • Lesflicks Cinema at LFEST
    London
    United Kingdom
    July 24, 2022
    uk premiere
    Official Selection
  • The Bangalore Queer Film Festival (BQFF)
    Bangalore
    India
    July 24, 2022
    India premiere
    Official selection
  • Merced Queer Film Festival
    California
    United States
    May 21, 2022
    United State premiere
    Official Selection
  • The Greek Film Festival Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    April 1, 2022
    Germany
    Official Selection
  • Tel Aviv International Lgbt Film Festival
    Tel Aviv
    Israel
    November 15, 2021
    Israel Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Νύχτες Πρεμιέρας • Athens International Film Festival
    Athens International Film Festival
    Greece
    September 25, 2021
    Athens Premier
    Official Selection
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
    Thessaloniki
    Greece
    July 1, 2021
    World
    Platform
Distribution Information
  • Maria Katsikadakou
    Distributor
    Country: Greece
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Maria Katsikadakou

Maria Cyber is one of the first lesbian activists on the Greek LGBTQI+ scene. She has studied photography, graphic, and web design and film studies. She created the biggest portal for lesbians in Greece (www.lesbian.gr), as well as Outview Film Festival in 2007: Athens International LGBTQI Film Festival, Days of Queer Cinema (www.outview.gr)

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