SQIFF 2019 Queen of Lapa
Thu 3 October 2019
Queen of Lapa
Larger-than-life actress, cabaret performer, activist, and sex worker, Luana Muniz - arguably one of Brazil’s most recognisable trans personalities - shapes a new reality for a generation of trans sex workers in her hostel by providing a safe working environment in the dangerous neighbourhood of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro. Queen of Lapa explores day-to-day lives, quests for love, and housemate rivalries in a turbulent political climate under matriarch Muniz’s watchful and guiding eye.
Screening with short Fernanda’s Spring (20m), in which a trans woman negotiates discrimination in trying to find work. Part of our strand Latinx Legends.
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Captioning, Interpretation & Large Print
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Part of SQIFF 2019