Director/Camera/Editor: Grant Gulczynski

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five mermaids in the balkans

Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2018 | 10’

When communities do not have the public space to meet, converse and grow they must use online platforms connect. However, when these online platforms exist to fulfil sexual desires opposed to civil action, is the community at risk of being reduced to just sex? For two weeks I travelled the Balkans, meeting men on homosexual dating applications. We would go for coffee and then somewhere more private. I would interview them about what it is like to be a homosexual man in the Balkans. This film is a culmination of that journey and those men.