Made in Bangkok

MADE IN BANGKOK
Flavio Florencio | Mexico | 2015 | Documentary | 75 min NY PREMIERE  Buy Tickets
Village East Cinema 4/8 @ 3:00pm 
Village East Cinema 4/12 @ 9:00pm Director present for Q&A
SYNOPSIS

Morgana is a Mexican transgender opera singer with a relentless determination to fight against social stigma and family prejudice.Her dream is to have a sex reassignment surgery. Her only chance to make it happen is to win a beauty pageant in Bangkok and use the U$D10,000 cash award to pay for the surgery. The documentary embarks on Morgana’s odyssey as she follows her dream of self asserting the identity she has been struggling all her life to construct.

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Flavio Florencio (Buenos Aires, 1979) After traveling extensively through various African countries, he studied social documentary in Barcelona. Later on he moved to Mexico where he created promotional campaigns for human rights initiatives. Afterwards he joined the organizing team of the Zanzibar International Film Festival in Tanzania. Back in Mexico, he founded the first African Film Festival in Latin America: Africala. He worked as a freelancer for institutions such as the UN, Ford Foundation and the Filmoteca of the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM). Currently, he is the artistic director of the Mexican Human Rights Film Festival. Made in Bangkok is his first feature documentary