During the past decades, many Iranian LGBTQ+ refugees made Turkey their new home and found a community. Leo, a gender-fluid belly dancer, is one of these asylum seekers. She performs and teaches dancing by night and regularly attends protests in Istanbul in front of the Iranian Consulate. Despite the Islamic Republic’s ban on women dancing publicly, Leo’s made a thriving career out of her passion, in Turkey.
LanguageTürkçe (Turkish), English
TopicsArts, Culture, Entertainment and Media
Topic Tags52 Documentary
Program Title52 Documentary
English TitleDancing in Exile | The Life Of A Gender-Fluid, Belly Dancing In Turkey