Director: StormMiguel Florez
57 min / 2019 / USA / English / Documentary Short
A 45 year old Latinx trans man returns to his birthplace - Albuquerque, New Mexico - in search for the origin of a secret lesbian code he learned when he identified as a teenage dyke in the 80s. The Whistle tells the story of this secret code - the “dyke whistle” created by and shared among young lesbians in 1970s & 80s Albuquerque as a means of self-identification and finding community. The film documents and reveals both humorous and heartbreaking stories, often told by participants in the same breath, and deemed to be an important slice of New Mexico LGBTQ history.
Festivals & Honors
Winner: Best Documentary and Grand Prize ‘Best in Festival’ - Gilbert Baker Film Festival
Winner: Best of Fest (Documentary) - South Texas Underground Film Festival