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Title Transfiction / filmmaker and anthropologist: Johannes Sjöberg ; with Fabia Mirassos and Savana Meirelles
Published London, UK : Royal Anthropological Institute, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (57 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 2
Summary Transfiction explores 'ethnofiction' - an experimental ethnographic documentary film style in which the participants collaborate with the filmmaker to act out their own and others' life experiences in improvisations. The film focuses on identity and discrimination in the daily lives of transgendered Brazilians living in São Paulo. Fabia Mirassos projects her life through the role of Meg, a transsexual hairdresser confronting intolerance and re-living memories of abuse. Savana 'Bibi' Meirelles plays Zilda who makes her living as one of the many transgendered sex workers in São Paulo, as she struggles to find her way out of prostitution
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 23, 2013)
Previously released as DVD
This edition in Portuguese with English subtitles
Subject Transsexuals -- Brazil -- São Paulo -- Drama.
Transphobia -- Brazil -- São Paulo -- Drama.
Prostitution -- Brazil -- São Paulo -- Drama.
Genre/Form Nonfiction films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Sjöberg, Johannes.
Mirassos, Fabia
Meirelles, Savana