This section explores the wonderfully empowering, yet at times conflicting process of becoming our own (queer) self. Latin America is a tricky territory for LGBTQ2+ folks and revealing your true colours can be a revolutionary act. In the spirit of pride, these films celebrate the everyday heroes who find the courage to live freely, love and laugh.
Curated by Kathleen Mullen and Maria Cecilia Saba
Tarro / Kick the Can
Director: Andrés Losada
Spanish with English subtitles | 5 min
Six teenagers play their own version of hide and seek. Two of them hide together. One has an idea. The other one has a secret.
Director: Ayerim Villanueva
Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Portugal, Spain, 2017
Spanish with English subtitles | 22 min
Elena is a young woman who is questioning her sexuality. One day, she receives a visit from her childhood friend, Julia, who challenges her to change the course of her life.
The Ballerina / Diamante, O Bailarina
Director: Pedro Jorge
Portuguese with English subtitles | 22 min
Diamante believes he is a champion boxer but the coach wants to hold him back, or so he thinks. At night, he parties with his lesbian roommate and performs as a drag queen, wishing to fly like a butterfly and sting like a bee.
Director: Roberto Fiesco
Spanish with English subtitles | 6 min
Two young co-workers at a construction site enter a photo booth. Both take advantage of a spare minute and the small space to smoke, talk and share an extraordinary moment.
Disaster film / Filme-catástrofe
Director: Gustavo Vinagre
Portuguese with English subtitles | 19 min
A trans woman and her butch handy person help each other through a very stormy day.
Director: Reynier Cepero
Spanish with English subtitles | 20 min
In a small dorm room, Ana, Paco and David share beds and stories, but who is attracted to whom is a bit confusing for all.