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BRISBANE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL

5 - 15 MARCH 2020

© 2019 Brisbane Queer Film Festival

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Encore Screening;

Black Divaz 

Transblack

DATE: 17 April 2018

TIME: 7:00pm 

LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas

UNCLASSIFIED  15+

“And you thought PRISCILLA was the only Queen of the Desert.”  

Title  Black Divaz

Year  2018

Country  Australia

Director  Adrian Russell Wills

Producer   Michaela Perske & Gillian Moody

Title  Transblack

Year  2018

Country  Australia

Director  Charmaine Ingram

Producer  Mitch Stanley

Genre  Documentary

Run Time  120min (including Q&A)

Source  Pursekey Productions & No Coincidence Media​

SYNOPSIS

BLACK DIVAZ goes behind the glitz, glamour and hot glue guns of the inaugural Miss First Nation pageant. Over five steamy days contestants will battle it out in fierce lip synching battles, photo shoots with crocodiles and challenges that will see each contestant stretch more than just their wardrobe choices. What does it take to be crowned the winner? We follow each contestant as they talk candidly about what brought them to this glittering stage - their triumphs and tragedies and what being Miss First Nation means for them and their communities.

TRANSBLACK follows the day-to-day lives of four Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island transgender men and women; this is the story of how they changed the perceptions of themselves and those closest to them. So, what happens after you ‘come out’? Nastasia, Sammy, Max and Jeremy have overcome adversity and continue to do so. We follow them this eye opening observational web documentary series in their day-to-day lives; exploring their relationship dynamics, their aspirations to secure employment, their daily mental, physical and emotional battles and triumphs.

Queensland participants from the series, Jeremy and Nastasia.