Political, artistic, controversial, sensitive and confrontational, LaBruce’s work is many things – but the humanity within, the deep understanding of a desire, always, for human connection, is what keeps his work rooted in a reality that we can always recognise, as absurd or unbelievable as it may become. Sex may be his medium for social commentary, but it’s clear, from “Refugee’s Welcome” and his other work, that it is also a thoroughly personal and private journey that LaBruce allows us to voyeuristically experience and enjoy. Bruce LaBruce is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, photographer, writer, and artist based in Toronto. Along with a number of short films, he has written and directed nine feature films, including his most recent, Gerontophilia, which won the Grand Prix at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal in 2013, and Pierrot Lunaire, which won the Teddy Award Special Jury Prize at the Berlinale in 2014. His first film in collaboration with Erika Lust Films is the deeply powerful “Refugee’s Welcome”.