Alexandre is a trans man living with his girlfriend Marie. Because of his identity, he must lead a secret life. Trans individuals like him are persecuted and threatened with death in his homeland. To escape this desperate situation, Marie decides to accept a surrogacy. With this money, the couple wants to flee to Europe and finally live freely. But as time goes by, their plan is put at stake, because they fall in love with the child in Marie’s belly. By looking at the specific reality of these individuals, Instructions for Survival calls for a reflection on the tragedy subjacent to the migratory paths of LGBTQI+ youths who seek a safe harbor to flee both State and familial violence.
The documentary is followed by a talk with the participation of Margarita Sharapova, Russian activist and immigrant in Portugal; and Sara Soares, Project Way Out Technician, on issues of migration and asylum for LGBTI people in Portugal (ILGA Portugal).
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- Cinema São Jorge - Sala 2, 18h00
- Portuguese spoken