For Ahmet Yildiz

Zenne Dancer directed by Caner Alper and Mehmet Binay (Turkey) 2011 is based on a tragic true story.

Can evades military service by hiding at his aunt’s apartment in Istanbul, performing as a male belly dancer and barely eking a living as a fortuneteller.

Ahmet is a university student under surveillance by his tormented mother who is obsessed with cleaning.

Daniel is a German photographer attempting to escape his troubled past.

The three men become friends, helping each other to achieve their full potential. But the stakes are high and the consequences serious.

The film screens Saturday afternoon 23 June 2012 at the Victoria Theater during Frameline 36. Tickets and information available at Frameline.

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