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two soft things, two hard things

two soft things, two hard things

This film explores a dramatic period in the 1950s when colonisation and religion shamed and erased traditional beliefs about sexuality and family structure among the Inuit population in northwest Canada. Now a new generation of Inuit people share their stories, committed to uncovering and reclaiming their hidden histories, discovering ancient words passed down by elders to describe same-sex relationships. For women, it translates as: two soft things rubbing against each other; for men, it’s two hard things.

Presented by the Canadian High Commission



two soft things, two hard things


Mark Kenneth Woods + Michael Yerxa

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Documentary Feature


71 minutes




Sun 24 Sept 3.30pm Hyatt Regency Trinidad Q+A and panel discussion

Caribbean Premiere

About the Director(s):

Mark Kenneth Woods + Michael Yerxa

Mark Kenneth Woods + Michael Yerxa

Mark Kenneth Woods is a Canadian writer, producer, director, actor and TV host whose films have been televised in over a dozen countries and screened at international film festivals.  He is the creator and star of Canada’s OUTtv Network TV sitcom and web project The Face of Furry Creek, as well as the world’s first all-LGBTQ comedy The House of Venus Show. He co-directed his latest film Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things, with Michael Yerxa.

Michael Yerxa is a writer and director whose films include 1 Girl 5 Gays (2009), and MTV Creeps (2012).

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