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Tracing Utopia

English title: Tracing Utopia
Original title: Tracing Utopia
Portugal, USA, 2021, 26 min.

Director: Catarina de Sousa, Nick Tyson
Production company:
UnionDocs Collaborative Studio
322 Union Ave
NY 11211

Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Film genre: Documentary

Tracing Utopia is an odyssey into the dreams of a group of queer teens in New York City as they envision a better world. Directed by Catarina de Sousa and Nick Tyson, this short documentary imagines a form of queer community transcending time, through glimpses of a utopia made manifest in the streets, in community spaces, and online. A collaborative manifesto weaves these pasts and futures together--calling for the change that queer youth strive for today: “As queer teens in Queens, we demand this in order to build a better world.”

Mo&Friese 2021
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021
London LGBTIQ+ FF 2021
É Tudo Verdade 2021
International Short FF Oberhausen 2021
Hamburg Short FF 2021
Mo&Friese Children’s Short FF 2021

Study guide: German