Cast: Esther Noriega Molina, Isauro Vidal, Jose Domingo Flores, Jose Eliezer Esponda Caceres
In a small town in Mexico, once a year, men transform into women and become the Chuntá. Follow two gender-bending gangs of dancers as they face off in a struggle between queer identity and powerful traditions.
Genevieve Roudané is a queer filmmaker who has worked on diverse productions across Mexico and the US. She is the director of the documentary film The Chunta, the story of a queer gang of gender-bending dancers fighting to exist in southern Mexico. Roudané’s work focuses on the intersection of art and social transformation and is informed by her background in community organizing and anthropology. Roudané co-founded the Ocote Film Festival. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Transgender dancer Lasseindra Ninja returns to her home in French Guiana to empower the local LGBTQ community through the art of voguing.
Familiar notions of gender roles and performance are challenged and spectacularly reimagined in this pair of dance-based films…