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BRISBANE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL

5 - 15 MARCH 2020

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Fabulous

+ The Rogers

"Don’t limit yourself to masculine or feminine, be whatever you want to be. Voguing isn’t just dance moves, it’s attitude."

DATE: Saturday 14 March 2020

TIME: 2:00pm

LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas

Free Session - Register for attendance

Double Bill screening 

Suitable for ages 15+

UNCLASSIFIED  15+

Year  2019

Country  French Guiana

Language  French with English subtitles  

Director  Audrey Jean-Baptiste

Genre  Documentary

Run Time  46min

Cast  Lasseindra Ninja, Victor Lopez Arboleda, Philippe Johannes, Jordy Cordeiro, Jeanine Verrin, Alberte Thomas

Awards & Screenings  Frameline, MIX Milano, Outfest, Inside Out, MIX Copenhagen 

Source  Outplay Films

Queensland Premiere

SYNOPSIS

Lasseindra Ninja, the main character of the film, is a professional transgenre 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 French Guiana. By the means of her workshop, we catch a glance of its emergence and its impact on self-empowerment for a consolidating LGBTQ community. A glimpse of self- liberation and freedom of expression through the body.

Screening with short film   The Rogers

Directors  Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson

Year  2020

Country  Samoa / Hawaii

Run Time  16min

 

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