And in terms of technique, the documentary “Fahisha” is as far away from animation as a film can get.
“The title means ‘abomination’ in Arabic,” Evers said. “This is the story of a kid who came out as a gay woman.” The woman also happens to be Muslim, with traditionally observant parents, and the film explores how gay people are treated in such a community.
“Our committee picked this because it was a really strong story,” Evers said. “One of the things about it is, her father was really upset about this, but he does not come off as an ogre. You see his side of the story.”
IF YOU GO What: Winter Film Festival of the Marblehead Festival of Arts When: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:30 to 9 p.m., doors open at 7. Where: Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St. Admission: Free More information: www.marbleheadfestival.org