Queer Lisboa 23’ Opening Night Film will be Indianara, by Aude Chevalier-Beaumel and Marcelo Barbosa. Premiered at the 72nd Festival de Cannes’ independent section ACID, the documentary follows the impressive path of fight and resilience of the transgender activist Indianare Siqueira (from Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment and Michel Temer’s presidency to Bolsonaro’s election and the murder of Marielle Franco). This is a raw but and extremely moving documentary that, from the perspective of a microcosm, showcases everything that is at stake in the political and social fight in contemporary Brazil.
This is also a great opportunity for Queer Lisboa to be part of the twenty years celebrations of Marcha do Orgulho LGBTI+ de Lisboa / Lisbon Pride March. With the tone set after the screening of "Indianara" the day before, on the 21st of September, Queer Lisboa and Marcha invite everyone for a talk around the theme “New Populisms” and the devastating impact these movements have in the lives of LGBTQ+ populations all around the world. The event is followed by the opening of a photography exhibition dedicated to the twenty years of Marcha, taking place in Cinema São Jorge and lasting throughout the whole duration of the Festival.
Another exciting announcement for this year’s edition is the collaboration with the State Secretary for the Citizenship and the Equality, Rosa Monteiro. The Festival, with the support of the State Secretary, will host a talk where the worries of the LGBTI+ communities, and the role of the government in protecting the rights of specifically trans and intersex people, will be discussed.
* Click here for the complete list of the titles already announced for Queer Lisboa 23.