“Make politics fierce”
DATE: 18 Mar 2017
TIME: 3:00 pm
LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas
Country Philippines, USA
Language English, Tagalog
Directors S. Leo Chiang, Johnny Symons
Bemz Benedito, Santy Layno, Bhuta Adelante, Benny Abante, Raymond Alikpala, Danton Remoto
Run Time 75min
Mobilizing working-class transgender hairdressers and beauty queens, the dynamic leaders of the world's only LGBT political party wage a historic quest to elect a transgender woman to the Philippine Congress.
As leader of the world’s only LGBT political party, Bemz Benedito dreams of being the first transgender woman in the Philippine Congress.
But in a predominantly Catholic nation, rallying for LGBT representation in the halls of Congress is not an easy feat.
Bemz and her eclectic team of queer political warriors must rethink traditional campaign strategies to amass support from unlikely places.
Presented with Amnesty International Queensland
Awards & Screenings
2016: Full Frame, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Frameline 2016, Frameline
The Film Collaborative