Genre: DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE), DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)
TYPE: FILM | IN-PERSON
Keywords: TRAUMA | TRANS RIGHTS | MURDER | SEX WORK
Kenya is an intimate portrait of a transgender female sex worker whose fate changes when faced with the transfeminicide of her sex worker partner. I came to this story with the intention of talking about the violence that trans women experience in Mexico, but the struggle in Kenya overcame violence and overcame all the systemic and structural limits that keep these women on the margins of society. Kenya is a film that brings us closer to a world full of darkness, which little by little is filled with light through the actions of the protagonist, her conviction to fight, and her humanity. Kenya is an intimate and powerful portrait that gains dimension and strength as this story progresses, which in its bowels reveals the violence experienced by trans women in Mexico, this being the country with the second most hate crimes due to transphobia in the world.
Screening with Short Film
Nicole | Chadi Bennani | Canada | 2023 | 23 minutes | French with English Subtitles and open captions
In this touching documentary, filmmaker Chadi Bennani accompanies his mother, Dominique, as she sets out to empty Nicole’s apartment, her mother who passed two years prior. Through their discoveries, Dominique and Chadi share their memories of Nicole, as well as their apprehensions of a future without her.