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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.

Accessibility information for this event

Ticket Costs
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Captioning, Interpretation & Large Print
Films have Portuguese audio with English captions/subtitles. Hearing loop available. Films are not very accessible to English-speaking blind and partially sighted audiences with a lot of dialogue but all Portuguese language. Large print versions of handouts available.

Building Access
CCA has good access for wheelchair users, gender neutral toilets, and welcomes assistance animals. See the CCA Accessibility Guide for more information. A quiet space and programme content notes will be available. Comfy seating (bean bags) are available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact

Travel Assistance
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Part of SQIFF 2019 #




12.30pm, Free/£1/£3/£5/£7 + £1 booking fee, Theatre
15+ / F-rated
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