Sexual Exiles is a 30 min. video documentary about the impossibility of returning home for lesbians and gays once they have "come out" while living in exile.  It explores both the reasons they have left their homes as well as their complex experiences while living in exile. This includes their complicated relationships to home and family, the way they discover new identities through the process of migration and relocation.

Sexual Exiles explores this universal search for a sense of belonging and the feelings of identity displacement that occur through this difficult process of relocation and self-definition. Through the experiences of 9 women and men who have come to the United States seeking an opportunity to be open, for the first time in their lives, about their homosexuality, the viewer is challenged to deepen his or her appreciation of what concepts like "home", "exile" and "difference" mean, both to themselves and to others.

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