Accepted Paper:

Transfiction  
The Filmstream

Paper short abstract:

Paper long abstract:

<em>Filmmaker: Author Johannes Sjöberg, Sweden and UK</em>

Transfiction has been shot as part of a practice-based PhD in Drama and explores ‘ethnofiction’ – an experimental ethnographic 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’ Mireilles playes 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.

57', 2007

Distributor: www.therai.org.uk

Panel W104
Visual representation of crisis through ethnographic film