Art and activism. Resistance and reflection. Revolution and redress. Through documentaries, drama and animation, the films in this section celebrate courageous characters who stand strong against oppression.

Curated by Maria Cecilia Saba and Kathleen Mullen

Viewing available from August 27 – September 6
Q&A with curators and directors: Watch on Facebook!

Program running time: 94 min

Director: Carolina Markowicz
Brazil, 2018
Portuguese with English subtitles | 15 min
Jonathas has been adopted, but it doesn’t take long until he is returned because he is “different” from the other kids. Inspired by true events.

Director: PachaQueer
& Melida Coello

Ecuador, 2019
Spanish with English subtitles | 30 min
In this documentary, the PachaQueer movement, a dissident, rebel, counter-cultural, and “self-festive” community based in Quito, Ecuador, uses performance art to campaign for social, political, and sexual liberation.

Director: Alejandra Higuera
Canada, 2019
No dialogue | 3 min
Wildflowers highlights all the courageous migrant people who have been forced to leave their land and loved ones. Especially the QT2SBIPOC immigrant/migrant experiences, who are vulnerable, particularly Trans peoples, of whom we celebrate, love, and want to thrive.

BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE (Antes que seja tarde)
Director: Leandro Goddinho
Brazil, 2019
Portuguese with English subtitles | 15 min
A country singing duo, on the eve of a new homophobic president taking office, lock themselves in their hotel room and find out what they mean to each other.

Director: César Zamudio de Souza
Peru, 2019
Spanish with English subtitles | 11 min
Juliana is an experienced taxi driver who finds herself trapped in memories from her childhood. When faced with a challenging situation, she’s forced to overcome her past.

Director: Fábio Erdos
Brazil, 2018
Portuguese with English subtitles | 20 min
Marielle Franco, a Brazilian politician and LGBT and human-rights activist, was killed in March 2018. While coming to terms with the death of her partner, Monica Benicio continues the fight to give a voice to those who are deemed disposable in Brazil: women, the poor, the LGBT community, and black Brazilians.