Twinkling

Flowing through
Small bubbles of gold
Glisten as they pass
Fizzing energy
Whistling stories

Moments
Caught in wrinkles
Flashes of smiles
Lines across faces
These bubbles show
Hold on to each fragment
The Queer people they cling to
See them glow
Thinking as joy takes over
In ecstasy, euphoric glee
See them

Twinkling

Inspired by Audre Lorde, Toi Derricotte, bell hooks, and Black Joy, Twinkling pulls the audience into three Queer people’s moments of unabashed, beautiful, gay as fvck, joy.

Trigger warnings: flashing images, loud noises

  • Ray Abu-Jaber
    Director
  • Ray Abu-Jaber
    Writer
  • Ray Abu-Jaber
    Producer
  • Isla
    Key Cast
  • Yumi
    Key Cast
  • Saffron
    Key Cast
  • Loek
    Key Cast
  • Ray
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    experimental, autoethnography, queer, ethnography, visual anthropology, art film
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 9, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands, United Kingdom
  • Language:
    Dutch, English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • 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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