Fri, 26 Feb|
Live streaming with Q & A
Say My Name - film screening UK Premiere
7pm Two Brazilian trans women struggle for the right to have the name and gender with which they identify in all official documents and respect from their families and society. A Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival event. Donations to Trans Revolution/Trans Revolucao and For Life/Pela Vida
Time & Location
26 Feb 2021, 19:00 – 20:40
Live streaming with Q & A
About the Event
..will include an Introduction by the Film Maker, the live screening of the film and an ‘in conversation’ with Caroline Paige (author of “True Colours, My Life as the First Openly Transgender Officer in the British Armed Forces”) and friends who reflect on what the film has to say.
See the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/341676679/63594ff0df
At the request of the film makers, donations at this screenings will be sent by Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival in equal shares to Trans Revolution/Trans Revolucao (follow this link) and For Life/Pela Vida
Both organisations give support to trans people in the alarming circumstances they face in Brazil
The Film. 78 mins.
...“Say My Name” is a documentary made for a Brazilian TV company, about two transgender women who are struggling for the right to change their names and gender in all official documents and seek respect from their families and society. Selem, 45 years old and Diana, 22.
At the outset we see the frustrating and demeaning process they are required to follow in order to be who they are, as Selem travels to the government department which administers and regulates the complex procedures. Their experiences, in many ways, reminding us of the urgent need for reform of the Gender Recognition Act in the UK; (although promised by the government it is currently stalled).
Diana reflects on the pressures that propel many transwomen in Brazil into prostitution and her determination to find another way and her success in that. (It is stated that Brazil has the highest murder rate of trans women in the world). Selem and Diana’s life experiences are very different: Diana a model, Selem working in a manual working class environment where she has to deal with ongoing transphobia, which she tirelessly fights. They consider the implications of passing as cis gender women and the need and value of solidarity between trans women.
Juliana Chagas Gouveia is the director and screenwriter of the documentary "As Pastoras" (2014), selected by the Ministry of Culture's contest Curta Afirmativo 2014, winner of Honorable Mention at Festival Visões Periféricas (2017). The feature film version, entitled "As Pastoras - Samba Chorous Singers" has won honourable mention at International Houston Black Film Festival 2019 and licensed by Canal Brasil. Director and screenwriter of short documentaries "Oyé!" (2015), produced during her residence at Acampadoc (2015) in Panama; "Bar Brasil" (2014), selected at festivals in Brazil, Chile and Spain; and "Pedra do Sal" (2007), screened at festivals in Brazil and Canada and winner of best direct sound capture in the 5th Festival de Cinema de Maringá and best art direction in the 3rd. Festival de Filmes de Cascavel, both in Brazil. The documentary "Say My Name", participated in the 12th edition of Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara Co-production Meeting (Mexico). This project won the CineBrasilTV channel pitching, approved in Audiovisual Sectorial Fund - FSA (Fundo Setorial do Audiovisual).
This will go directly to support Trans people in Brazil