Bixa Travesty

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 18:30 Cinematheque 2 Tickets
Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 20:00 Cinematheque 2 Tickets

Tickets are also available at 03-6060800 ext. 9

 

Bixa Travesty / Tranny Fag
Directors: Claudia Priscilla, Kiko Goifman
Producers: Evelyn Mab, Kiko Goifman
Featuring: Linn da Quebrada, Jup do Bairro
Brazil, 2018, 75 min., Portuguese with Hebrew and English subtitle
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Festivals:
Berlin International Film Festival 2018 – Teddy Award for Best Documentary Film
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
Insideout – Toronto LGBT Film Festival 2018

In association with the Embassy of Brazil

Like the music made by its star, this film by directing duo Claudia Priscilla and Kiko Goifman is radical, energetic, and captivating. Linn da Quebrada, a black trans woman from a Sao Paolo favela, is a pop singer who is the voice of other dark-skinned, poor trans women. Performing with her childhood friend, black singer Jup do Bairro, Linn’s shows are one big party. She uses her songs to confront Brazilian society’s machismo and heteronormative nature. A more gentle side to her personality is revealed through conversations with her friends and her mother. Yet, for Linn, personal is always political, and intimate discussions of love can easily turn into vehement discourses on racism and poverty.
The film also discusses Linn’s struggle against cancer and the treatments she had undergone. Preferring to be a woman with a penis, Linn’s gender identity is not tied to her sexual organs, but is rather in a constant state of transformation.
Linn da Quebrada and her band in attendance.

The singer will also perform at the TLVFest queer party on 6 June.