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A Documentary That Allows Transgender People's Voices to Be Heard

Categories: Caribbean, Latin America, North America, Puerto Rico (U.S.), U.S.A., Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, Film, Good News, Human Rights, LGBTQ+, Women & Gender

Though gays and lesbians are gradually gaining more acceptance in Puerto Rico, the same cannot be said yet of transgender people. That is why a film like Mala Mala [1], a documentary in which trans people speak freely about their stories, is so important. The film, directed by Dan Sickles (@dan_sickles [2]) and Antonio Santini, is on the official selection of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

One of the people interviewed for the film is Paxx Moll, a chef who is also a transgender female-to-male. In an article published in La Respuesta [3], a digital magazine about the Puerto Rican diaspora, he talks to E. J. Dávila about who he is, his experience being part of the documentary, and about the lack of social and medical spaces for trans people in Puerto Rico, particularly for transgender men.

This is the teaser trailer for Mala Mala [4], which will premier in Puerto Rico in the coming months: