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An Iraqi Belly Dancer
Synopsis: An Iraqi LGBT refugee who is also a belly dancer escapes his country and moves to Greece, seeking safety from a family who wants him dead and hoping to find a home that will grant him a life in peace and tranquility.
JUAN DAVID ROMERO
Language: Arabic | Subtitles: English, French and Spanish
Running Time: 18 minutes
An Iraqi Belly Dancer SCREENINGS:
"An Iraqi Belly Dancer" has screened at London's East End Film Festival as part of New Queer Visions: The 36th Parallel, an LGBT section of the festival featuring LGBT short films from the Middle East.
Synopsis: A refugee of the Syrian Civil War flees to France, hoping to reconstruct his life after the war and become a professional architect in his new home.
JUAN DAVID ROMERO
Language: French | Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Italian
Running Time: 25 minutes
Unbroken Paradise SCREENINGS:
Although "Unbroken Paradise" has not screened at any festivals yet, it has screened independently at local venues, such as University of Miami in Coral Gables, United States; Austin, Texas, United States; Cinespiral in Manizales, Colombia; Lyon in France; and Bordeaux in France.
"An Iraqi Belly Dancer" has screened at the East End Film Festival in London and "Unbroken Paradise" has screened independently in theatres and/or venues in the U.S., Colombia, and France.
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Juan David Romero
Before filmmaking, Romero worked as Communications Officer at AAAS doing animation, writing, photography, and video production/editing in Washington D.C.
Most recently he worked on-the-ground and remotely with various refugee-aid organizations in Greece and France documenting the experience of refugee migrants from Syria and other nations through short videos. On his free time he also contributes his video editing skills to the U.N. as an acting volunteer.