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Bixa Travesty + E L I II

Linn da Quebrada is a black trans woman from impoverished peri-urban São Paulo; she is also a pop performer who raises her voice for queer people of colour from the favelas. Accompanied by her childhood friend and partner in crime, black trans woman and singer Jup do Bairro, her concerts are nothing short of dazzling onslaughts against Brazil’s white gender order and the machismo of the country’s funk scene. This intimate documentary also reveals her gentler side as she showers with friends or cooks with her mother and the talk turns to love, racism and poverty.

Please note that this film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Short film screening alongside this feature film: E L I II

Eli is a female to male transgender person. The filmmakers began to document his journey after 7 months of hormone treatment. This second documentary short is an intimate look at how he has progressed physically and emotionally after a year and a half on testosterone.