Dir. Adam Golub | Brazil | 2020 | Portuguese with English subtitles | North American Premiere | 76 mins
A sex worker, trans activist and political hopeful, Indianara Siqueira launches a bid for the city council of Rio de Janeiro against the backdrop of the contentious 2018 Brazilian national elections. The co-founder of Casa Nem, a shelter and resource center for queer and trans people, her vocal advocacy for the marginalized -- the unhoused, sex workers, trans women -- disrupts politics-as-usual. Further spurred by the brutal assasination of Marielle Franco (Rio’s first Black woman council member and an out lesbian), Siquieira and her comrades occupy abandoned government buildings to create housing as a form of direct action. Outfest alum Adam Golub’s film is a vital chronicle of on-the-ground resistance to the open-throated transphobia and homophobia of the Bolsonaro regime amid the global rise of right wing anti-LGBTQ populism.