Here, we pay homage to Yussuf. For his bravery, for being an Egyptian #LGBTQ activist, for escaping persecution in his country when only 16yrs old, for staying strong when his family turned their back to him, for helping other LGBT kids in Egypt not to give up and, for keeping a smile every time, even after he got beaten up on the streets of Egypt for being who he is.
About the project:
Blurring the lines between visual portraits and traditional documentaries, The Human Link combines verité filming, interviews, travel notes, and pictures to put forth a nuanced perspective on what it means to be human.
Poetry: Edwin Bodney