In just one hour each, these powerful documentaries – made in collaboration with the communities whose lives they represent – paint vivid portraits of the support networks that grow among chosen families.
Director: Nicola Mai
2021 | USA, United Kingdom | 61m | English, Spanish
In this innovative blend of documentary and fiction, Rosa and Paloma, two trans Latina sex workers in Queens, New York, fight transphobic violence, persecution from the police, and defend their cases of trafficking in an increasingly anti-migration political environment in the U.S. Written, produced, and edited in collaboration with the TRANSgrediendo Intercultural Collective (whose members also star), a grassroots nonprofit organization defending the rights of transgender Latina migrant women.
Director: Enyce Smith, Gina Lamb
2020 | USA | 56m | English
Five members of the Los Angeles LGBTQ+ House & Ball Community share intimate stories of their experiences with methamphetamine addiction in response to the death of Ballroom community member Gemmel Moore, who died in the home of Democratic political fundraiser Ed Buck. What results is a stirring portrait of a community banding together to heal and support, to create awareness, and to protest the justice system's response to Moore's death.