The cornerstone of our Plaza de la Raza celebration, this collection of inspiring and moving shorts from the U.S. and Latin America unearths stories of discovery and affirmation, weaving a tapestry as rich in texture as the multiplicity of the queer and trans Latinx experience. Examining the intersection of familial obligation, cultural expectations, burgeoning identities, and new relationships, these protagonists defy stereotypes and microaggressions to live authentically with pride.
In this program
Directed by Tom Sanchez
When her doctor suggests intercourse as an easy way to rid herself of a benign ovarian cyst, Cecilia discovers a spark with her best friend.
Directed by Carolina Markowicz
Jonathas prepares himself for disappointment when he finds out a new couple is adopting him.
Directed by Loli Menezes
A trans woman returns home to care for her mother suffering from Alzheimer’s as the two revisit lost guilt and affection.
Directed by Adelina Anthony
A young, queer deaf man holds his ground against the neighborhood boys on the basketball court.
Directed by Edwin Alexis Gómez
An aspiring Puerto Rican actor must ask himself: When the world typecasts you, who will you choose to be?
Directed by Lizette Barrera
A teenager can’t find peaceful solitude or a way to come to terms with her grandfather’s passing until a friend pays a visit.
Directed by Kase Pena
A trans teen reluctantly braces herself for court-ordered time with her unaccepting dad, but finds an unlikely ally in his fiancée.