Join us on Trans Day of Visibility 2021 to celebrate Two-Spirit, Trans, and gender non-conforming filmmakers, artists, and makers through authentic storytelling, hosted by Rainbow Reels and Gender Variant Working Group. Ticket Link coming soon. Follow the ticket link to gain access to the films. Tickets are free (donations and Arts Supporters prices are optional). Your ticket will give you access to the films for 24 hours, from March 31st at 3pm to April 1st at 3pm. On March 31st at 7pm, you are welcome to join the Gender Variant Working Group for a talkback to come together and chat about the films. A link for the online platform for this talkback will be included in your ticket.
Filmmaker: Jessi Jordan | 10 min | 2019
According to everyone in Havana, Farah is the first openly Transgender woman in Cuba. Having lived a tremendous life full of adventure and heartbreak, and lost all of her teeth after being thrown off a 4th story building, she carries on in her 50s as the most popular and well loved woman in the neighbourhood. Previously named Lulu, then revived at the morgue and reborn as Farah, her existence alone is a miracle.Jesi Jordan is a traditional animator, video artist, painter, and performer from Ontario, Canada. She is presently under lockdown in Oaxaca, Mexico
You Will Go Home…
Filmmaker: Rhonda Lucy | 6 min | 2018
You Will Go Home… is a look at what it is like to say no for the last time. To accept that journey to heal. To end the toxic cycles and listen to that blood memory that leads us on that good path. Our trans people are often kept hidden and forced into dangerous situations. This film is about walking away for the last time.Tsiktsinensawe Yakonkwe/Rhonda Lucy of the Mohawk Nation is the founder and Artistic Director of Sun Raven Arts established in 2015.
To Be With You
Filmmaker: Elliott Feliciano | 19 min | 2019
Alex is in L.A. for 24 hours to reclaim their father’s ashes but, along the way, they find an old love, a beauty in the city, and a final connection to the past.Elliot Feliciano is a trans Puerto Rican screenwriter and director currently located in Los Angeles.
Join Gender Variant Working Group on March 28 for an open mic. See their FB event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/3551319964977178/.