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Maria Luiza

trans human rights LGBTQ+

Overview

Genre
Human Rights, Current Affairs, Contemporary Issues, Foreign Worlds, and Biography
Synopsis

Maria Luiza da Silva is the first transgender in the history of Brazilian Armed Forces. After 22 years of work as military, she was retired due to disability. The movie investigates the motivations for her prohibition to wear the feminine uniform and her trajectory into affirmation as a transgender, military and Catholic woman.

Stage
finished
Running time
80 and 0 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Diazul de Cinema
Country
Brazil
Years of Production
2019
Locations
Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Ceres, Goiania (Brazil)
Prod. Partners
FAC (Art and Culture Fund - Secretary of Culture /Brasilia-DF)

Distribution Details

Release year
2019
Festivals
It’s All True (Brazil) ; FIDBA (Buenos Aires Int. Doc FF); TranScreen (Amsterdam Transgender FF); Human Rights Int. FF Colombia; Chéries-Chéris/25e festival du film LGBTQ&+/Paris; Int. Queer FF Playa del Camen/Mexico, 52nd Brasilia FF of Brazilian Cinema
Distribution
Comercial release in Brazilian theaters (release estimate March 2020) - looking for international distribution
Language
Portuguese
Subtitles
English, Spanish, French

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