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Translations Film Festival: Bixa Travesty
May 3, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Passionate, provocative, and extremely unapologetic, Linn da Quebrada electrifies the stage with daring performances of resistance against heteronormativity and machismo—complete with extravagant costumes and lots of twerking.
WATCH TRAILER: https://youtu.be/CKl5OjjwbLU
Da Quebrada, a black transwoman (and self-proclaimed bixa travesty, reclaiming the Portuguese for “tranny fag”) uses spoken word, rap, and high-energy dance to explore gender, race, and sexuality in Brazil’s urban slums.
Meanwhile, private moments reveal probing conversations with her mother and da Quebrada’s own cancer treatment.
Winner of the Teddy Award for Best Documentary at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival, this dazzling documentary exquisitely illustrates the power of rebellious art and radical honesty.
Sponsored by Q Center at the University of Washington
WAR CALL MUSIC VIDEO
Mizz June raps truth to power and conjures radical black trans ancestors in her call for war against oppression. Get ready to rise up and dance to the revolution!
This lyrical video about faith and surviving domestic violence as a black transgender person features original poetry by J Mase III and choreography by Randy Ford.