Honorable Mention – “The Carton Tongue” (USA)

Title: The Carton Tongue
Runtime: 8 min
Country: USA
Director: Chelsea Giles
Placement: Honorable Mention
Competition: September 30, 2018

Synopsis: Salam, a Moroccan gay rights activist awaiting trial for same-sex sexual activity, is held captive by an oppressive jailer, Omar. One day a new guard is transferred to his post. Salam not only recognises the new guard as Mourad but also knows him intimately. After years apart, they must decide whether to stay safe or stay in love.