Maria Luiza (2019)

Documentary | 80 Min
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Maria Luiza

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  • Director: Marcelo Díaz
  • Language Portugues
  • Subtitles English, Spanish, French
  • Festivals participation and Awards It’s All True 2019 (É Tudo Verdade 2019 - Rio, Sao Paulo/Brasil – OSCAR QUALIFYING)/ TranScreen 2019 (Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival/Netherlands)/ FIDBA 2019 (Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival / Argentina)/ Human Rights International Film Festival Colombia 2019/ Festival Chéries-Chéris 2019 (25e festival du film LGBTQ & +++ de Paris/France)/ International Queer Film Festival Playa del Camen - Mexico/ 52nd. Brasilia Film Festival of Brazilian Cinema (Festival de Brasília) / 2019/ New Delhi International FF (India) / 2020

Synopsis

Maria Luiza is the first transgender in Brazilian Armed Forces. After 22 years of work, she was retired due to disability. The movie investigates the motivations for her being prohibited to wear the feminine uniform and her trajectory into affirmation as a transgender, military and Catholic woman. 

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