La Transformist(a)

Alberto Guevara

2010, 26:00 minutes, colour


La Transformista narrates the life, passions, and tribulations of a 24-year-old transvestite Nicaraguan circus performer called Shayra. Conveying a life trapped within the social situation of undesirable urban areas and the politics of homophobia, Shayra struggles to create a world through her performance where she is no longer a freak, an abomination, but an entertainer. His transvestite act's currency is desire and passion. Shayra's performance is also about creating a sense of community belonging negotiated and re-negotiated on a daily basis.

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