Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Screening of Divinas Divas (Divine Divas)

Thursday, May 3, 2018

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum 

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.

“Divinas Divas offers a look into the lives of the pioneer generation of Brazil’s transvestite performers and drag artists of the 1960s. Using archival footage and performances, as well as recent interviews with the performers, Leal offers a view into their lives and how, by simply performing, they were challenging the conservatism of the time.” (IndieWire)

Directed by Leandra Leal, 2016.

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