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NIGHTFALL – Queer Talks & Screenings #15 Naures Sager 

Finally, SAQMI can present the film director Naures Sager to you with a full evening at Friggahuset on Pölgatan 5. How we’ve been longing for the dates to match! And now it’s happening! Come come let yourself be enchanted by these amazing films, their creator and the processes.

After the film screening, according to tradition, there is an in-depth conversation in a safe environment where we decide the end time together. This evening the conversation is led by Careen Koleilat.

Last but not least, we invite you to some dance, drinks and music and re-establish what we once called SAQMI’s spring party. A pandemic came. Then came an exhausted time. Now is mostly an anxious time. What suits us best: Come Together.

Welcome to SAQMI Space!

Doors open: 18.30
Screening starts at: 19:00 (with interview to follow!)
Location: Frigga Huset, Gatenhielmska kulturreservatet, at Pölgatan 5, 414 60.
Tram: 3, 9, 11 to Stigbergstorget.
Price: As usual entrance is FREE but we thrive on your donations so be generous!
Tickets: no ticket required, but the space is small so get in early to get a spot.
For info about accessibility of the space, see below.

More about the program:

1-1 by Naures Sager
2020, 7 min
Ayman’s sex date with Jonas gets crashed by his friends Amirah and Samir which takes a positive turn.

Habib & The Thief by Naures Sager
2021, 15 min
Habib and The Thief is a sexy police and thief game between two Arab men and the thing they fear the most – a threat from the Arab world​​​​​​​. 

A Queer Bird in the Middle East, 2024, 17 min
by Naures Sager & Michael Detlef
The Iraqi-Swedish director Naures Sager travels around the Middle East to explore his roots, accompanied by his boyfriend Michael. Back in Sweden, he receives warnings from his concerned family about the potential consequences of being gay in an Arab country.​​​​​​​

+ work in progress: You Should Come – Pilot, 2023, 3,28 min

Short Break

After the screening Careen Koleilat will catch up with Naures Sager and Michael Detlef.
The talk will be recorded. Curator: Anna Linder. Technician: Silas Lilo Jensen.

Naures Sager is an Iraqi-Swedish filmmaker based in Malmö. Together with his partner Michael Detlef, he is the founder of the production company The Uneven. They produce LGBTQ+ films, with focus on people from the Middle East. He has created several awarded short films and currently developing his debut feature film The Love Pill.
See more of his work, visit The Uneven page here.

Careen Koleilat is a Lebanese-Palestinian Trans/Non-Binary filmmaker whose work explores the themes of immigration, queerness, and family dynamics. With a BA in Communication Arts from Beirut and a postgraduate degree from the London Film Academy, Careen has developed a distinctive voice that transcends borders and cultures. As the co-founder of Blue Fox Studios, a queer-led post-production company with offices in London and Dubai, Careen has contributed to over 400 projects, championing inclusive storytelling. In 2017, Careen earned an MA with distinction in Film and Television Production from Anglia Ruskin University. Recently, they completed an MFA in Film at HDK-Valand in Gothenburg, Sweden. With 16 years of global film industry experience, Careen continues to push the boundaries of narrative and representation in film.

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Nightfall is a night of queer talks and screenings. Inviting artists to share and talk about their work and their process. Nightfall is both a showcase for finished work and a queer peer review for work in progress.

The programme is taking place on the ground floor, however there are a few steps and small doorways. The smallest door is 77cm. There is audio amplification but no hearing loop. Please contact us if you want to come and we will help you get a place: info(at)

Nightfall genomförs med stöd av Kulturrådet och Göteborgs stad.

Naures Sager
Naures Sager. Foto av Michael Detlef.
Naures Sager Guldbaggegalan
Naures Sager på Guldbaggegalan.
Naures Sager A Queer Bird in the Middle East
Poster for A Queer Bird In The Middle East.
Naures Sager A Queer Bird In The Middle East
Still from the film A Queer Bird In The Middle East.
Naures Sager 1 - 1
Still from the film 1 - 1
Naures Sager Habib & The Thief
Still from the film Habib & The Thief
Naures Sager The Love Pill
Still from the film The Love Pill
Careen Koleilat
Careen Koleilat