Reel Affirmations Film Festival Screening: Batekoo And Fabulous

Reel Affirmations Film Festival Screening: Batekoo And Fabulous


October 26, 2019    
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Gala Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009

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 Batekoo and Fabulous

directed by Diego Garcia
Brazil/Documentary/13 mins/Portuguese with English Subtitles
directed by Diego Caraza
Guyana/Documentary/47 min/French with English Subtitles 

Batekoo: A central theme of another episode of the documentary series “Inspire the Night”, “BATEKOO”, started as an unpretentious party and became an important manifesto of the black movement and LGBTQIA + in Brazil.Batand sexual assault do not deter Aasha from pursuing her dream career of teaching – something that only a handful of Hijras could do out of around five million of them in India.

Fabulous: Lasseindra Ninja, the main character of the film, is a professional transgender dancer born in 1986. She’s a well known artist in France’s voguing scene. After building her career through the balls of New York, France and Brazil, among many other main stages, she comes back to her home country to introduce voguing in Guyane. By the means of her workshop, we witness the emergence of this dance and its impact on self empowerment for a consolidating LGBTQ community. A glimpse of self-liberation and freedom of expression through the body.

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