TRANSOME LIVES

DAY 2 | Thu, July 23, 2020 | 4th Show | 5.30 PM

These five documentary shorts introduce the viewers to some really inspiring and daring members of the transgender community, from different regions of the world. Some lives are just awesome… or shall we say Transome!

SIMON SAYS  
Director: Lars Kollros
7 min / 2019 / Russian Federation, Austria / English 

Shot only in one perspective as a monologue, the film brings forth the realities of the Russian Trans_ community.


SABRINA          
Director: Jéssica Barreto
19 min / 2019 / Brazil / Portuguese 

A day in the life of transvestite and marginalized, Sabrina Fernandes who left her home in Piauí hoping for better prospects in São Paulo. After living for five years on the streets, an employment opportunity arises that could change her life.


TRANSPIRATION
Director: Maggie Brittingham
11 min / 2019 / Australia / English

Young Australian Aiden Blyton revisits his experience of growing up as a gay, transgender boy at an all-girls’ high school. He reveals the impact of the pressures to stay silent about his pain, even around his closest friends. Through his conversations with long-term friend and filmmaker, Maggie Brittingham, the two realize the importance of their support and friendship.


TRAVIATAS
Director: Alejandro Villalobos
15 min / 2019 / Mexico/ Spanish

Samantha, octogenarian activist; Morganna, thirty years soprano, and Victoria, an influencer in her twenties - three trans women from three different generations who have managed not only to belong but to excel in society.


THE ROGERS
Directors: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
16 min / 2019 / Samoa, USA / English, Samoan

An intimate glimpse of the first visible group of transgender men in the Pacific - the Rogers of Samoa. From the loneliness of family rejection and homelessness to the camaraderie of cooking, church, and dance, their stories reveal the challenges and possibilities of life in an island society rooted in tradition.

 

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