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Documentary Shorts Program


Black Beauty
Elle Moxley, 2022, USA, 27 min.
Directed by and featuring the inspiring trans activist Elle Moxley, BLACK BEAUTY is a visual diary that traces Elle’s story in her own words—as she reconnects with loved ones from the past, recalls her coming of age experience as a Black trans woman from the Midwest, and reflects on her journey as a movement leader and founding strategic partner of the global movement Black Lives Matter.

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Blind Angels
Blind Angels:
Durham, North Carolina

Umbreen Butt, 2022, USA, 9 min
In Durham, North Carolina, a vibrant and diverse queer chosen family has formed around José Romero, a charismatic organizer who is living with HIV. Together, in a place with unique and daunting challenges, José and their friends are modeling grassroots change, working together to create a community of love, activism, and mutual support. “Sunflowers turn to each other when they can’t find the sun,” Romero says, describing their mission. “That’s the kind of work I want to do: finding the light, even when it seems impossible.”

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Holding Moses
Holding Moses
Rivkah Beth Medow & Jen Rainin, 2022, 2021, USA, 16 min.
A Broadway performer becomes a mother, braiding rhythm and grief and time and joy on her path to connect with her profoundly disabled son.

Terry Galloway & Diane Wilkins, 2022, USA, 6 min.
This short film introduces us to KC, a tomboy with cp, who escaped well-meant but oppressive over protectiveness to find fun freedom in their queer identity, until Covid threw them back into isolation.

My abortion Saved my life
My Abortion Saved My Life
Ruby Fludzinski & Tiler Wilson, 2022, USA, 9 min.
Cazembe Murphy Jackson (he/him), a Black trans activist living in Atlanta, Georgia, shares why his access to abortion was vital to his life. After developing severe depression following a sexual assault, and quickly learning he was pregnant, Cazembe’s abortion saved him from suicide.

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Trans CC
Maria Millan, 2022, Venezuela, 22 min.
An intimate take on the life of a transgender woman living in Caracas, Venezuela during the lockdown of 2021.

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Virtul Screening $10


Date: October 8, 2022
Time: 4:45 pm
Virtual: October 9 -16
Cost: $15
Venue: Tampa Theatre
Duration: 89 mins
Year: 2021, 2022
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Various
Country: USA, Venezuela
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Tampa Theatre
711 N Franklin St
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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