Journalist / filmmaker Marc Serena of Barcelona is preparing for the premiere of his film about a respected, honored and — surprisingly — African trans community.
The respect shown for their trans neighbors by the residents of the Cape Verdean island of São Vicente, off the coast of West Africa, contrasts with many countries’ violently homophobic and transphobic attitudes.
The documentary is called “Tchindas,” named after its main character, Tchinda Andrade, who is one of most beloved women on the island of Cape Verde, especially after she came out as a transgender person in the local newspaper in 1998. Since then, her name has become the term used by locals to name queer Cape Verdeans.
The screening will be at 7:15 pm, Wednesday, July 15, in Theater 2 at the Directors Guild of America building…
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