Documentary Shorts 2: The Queer Experience

Documentary Shorts 2: The Queer Experience

Celebrations of the queer experience from around the globe.

With conversations between Cinema St. Louis artistic director Chris Clark and "Kapaemahu" director Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, "Lipstick and Leather" director Amy Oden, and " A Throne for Miss Ghana" director Veso Golden.

Films in this Program

Breakwater

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Brazil
Portuguese
2019
25 minutes
Cris Lyra

A group of young lesbians from São Paulo go on a trip to a remote beach for a New Year’s celebration.

Kapaemahu

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U.S.
Ancient Hawaiian Dialect
2019
8 minutes
Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson & Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

Drawing on new research and using vivid animation, “Kapaemahu” explores the healing power of four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach and the legendary transgender spirits within them.

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Lipstick and Leather

Lipstick and Leather
U.S.
English
2019
32 minutes
Amy Oden

An exploration of the alt-drag community in the nation’s capital and how these performers are spreading their influence across the East Coast.

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Making Samantha

Making Samantha
U.S.
English
2020
10 minutes
T Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper

In this music video for Benjamin Scheuer’s “I Am Samantha” — a song inspired by his friend Samantha Williams — 27 trans actors tell the story of the universal human journey to find identity, acceptance, and love.

A Throne for Miss Ghana

A Throne for Miss Ghana
Spain
English & Spanish
2020
14 minutes
David Munoz

Veso Golden, a transgender woman from Ghana, lives in isolation because of social rejection but dreams of succeeding in a great international beauty pageant.

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