I AM GAY AND MUSLIM is a documentary focusing on homosexuality and gay rights in the Islamic world.
For this film Chris Belloni spent the major part of 2011 in Morocco, where homosexuality is punishable by law. The film follows a number of Moroccan homosexual young men aged, in their exploration of their religious and sexual identity. The very different men share their personal and emotional experiences on camera.
„I am gay and muslim” focuses on the subject of gay rights in the Islamic world. This intimate documentary follows a number of young gay Moroccan men in their exploration of their religious and sexual identity.
The men portrayed in the film openly share their personal experiences and talk about the ambiguity and secretiveness of the life they feel condemned to live, although some have openly acknowledged their sexual orientation.click here to see I AM GAY AND MUSLIMChris Belloni (1980) comes from a family of four including a twin brother. He grew op in Haarlem, The Netherlands and moved to Amsterdam to study Political Sciences and European Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He graduated for his masters in 2006. Chris Belloni has always been a passionate traveler and active in foreign politics. After several trips to India the Middle East, West Africa and South-East Asia and a sabbatical year in Israel, he started on his first film with Chrissy van der Linden. 14 N, 16 W. A documentary exposing the dire circumstances of physically disabled people in Senegal. In 2007 he ventured to Romania on the eve of their entry in to the EU to interview citizens about their expectations.After these projects he founded Stichting art.1. This foundation is inspired by the first article of the Dutch constitution, stating that no one shall be discriminated on grounds of religions, race, political or sexual preference or any other standards and this foundation lays the base for his current projects and films.