This year, Scandinavia House is pleased to co-present the new Finnish documentary Kelet with NewFest — the New York LGBTQ Film Festival, premiering Saturday, October 24 at 8 PM EDT through Tuesday, October 27! Susani Mahadura’s directorial debut follows young Somali trans woman Kelet as she strives to one day grace the cover of Vogue magazine, while trying to make a home for herself in Finland, where she’s a formidable presence in the Helsinki ball scene. While Kelet’s journey has not been easy, she”s not facing the future alone: supported by best friend Lola and the Ballroom community, Kelet’s dreams have never seemed so attainable. An immersive and inspiring portrait of one woman’s passion, persistence, and perseverance, Kelet is also the journey of a supermodel waiting to be discovered on a global level.
The film will be followed by a Q&A.
This year’s New York LGBTQ Film Festival runs October 16 through 27, 2020, and features 120+ new films available to view virtually throughout the United States, topical conversations, virtual events and more. Scandinavia House will also co-present the new Swedish film Always Amber; click here to learn more.