The recovery of Une Porte sur le Ciel (Door to the Sky Benlyazid 1985), forms part of the AHRC-funded project Transnational Moroccan Cinema. The projects involved both the restoration and subtitling of the film, which was selected by the Moroccan Film Council (CCM) as one of 25 Moroccan ‘classics’ programmed for free streaming in April and May 2020. This initiative gave online audiences in Morocco something to watch as they remain in lockdown due to Covid-19. Students from Exeter’s MA Translation Studies completed the subtitling into English of the original French and Arabci, and it is hoped that we will be able to place the film on SUBTITLED FILMS tab shortly.
Shanghai Queer from 2019, directed by Xiangqi, in Mandarin with English subtitles, a documentary about the pursuit of the LGBT community in China for freedom and equality, forms part of Dr Ting Guo’s work with subtitling groups as part of her project on the LGBT+ movement in China.