Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Spring Film Series 2018 - Favela Gay (Rodrigo Felha, 2014)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.

“Favela Gay tells the story of eleven individuals in their own words. Living in eight slums (favelas) in Rio de Janeiro, these members of the LGBTQ community – two transgender women, a crossdressing man, a travesti (in South America, a person who was designated male at birth who has a feminine, transfeminine or femme gender identity) prostitute, a famous carnival dancer, two community activists, and even a young man who used to be transgender, but transitioned back – have fought prejudice and seen some of the most unsavoury sides of the city.” (Sounds and Colours)

Running from February through May 2018,  the Brazil Initiative's Spring Film Series presents a selection of seven films, both feature films and documentaries, on LGBT experiences within Brazilian society. The series serves as a reminder as to the rich catalogue of LGBT-themed films in Brazil.