The movie uses collaborative ethnographic fiction to tell the stories of Latina transgender women who work in sex industry in New York, and in particular their struggles with transphobia, racism, restrictive migration policies and the criminalising of prostitution. Interestingly, the movie represents the power of collective organizing put in place by a community of migrants that experience multidimensional vulnerability, as well as the ways in which they struggle to access forms of protection offered as part of anti-trafficking measures.
The movie was screened at Teatro Ca’ Foscari, Venice, on November 7, 2022, as part of the two-day event ‘Vulnerabilità in migrazione’. The screening was organised in collaboration with CinemARTa Zone di contatto and was followed by a conversation with Nicola Mai, the movie director and Professor of Criminology at University of Leicester, Daniel N. Casagrande from the Queer Lion Award, and in addition with Giulia Garofalo Geymonat.
The podcast is in Italian and can be listened to at the radio Ca'Foscari's website.