SOME REASONS FOR LIVING | 2003

20 min | 2003 | USA
Directed by Harjant Gill & Jesse Cortez
Produced by Tilotama Productions

SYNOPSIS

A heartfelt and passionate documentary examining the day-to-day struggles in the lives of two transgender Latina women. The film looks at their relationship and kinship constructions through their conversations on love, work and life. At the core of it all, is a sad reality that these two women have to accept and address. The reality is that our society treats them as if they were less of human beings. Because of their gender identity, they are more likely to become victims of a hate crime than any other minority group.


SCREENINGS

Film Festivals & Academic Settings

  • HOT TOPIC! Trannyfest Film Festival, San Fransisco, 2005

  • Out At Movie Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, North County, NY, 2005

  • 5th Annual IASSCS Conference on Sexual Rights and Moral Panics, SFSU, CA 2005

  • Regional Symposium on Sexuality & Borders, Bowling Green State University, OH, 2005

  • 12th Annual Conference on Lavender Languages & Linguistics, American University DC, 2005

  • 28th Frameline SF Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 2004

  • Seatttle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2004

  • 14th Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, 2004

  • OUTrageous Santa Barbara Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 2004

  • ImageOut Rochester Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 2004

  • LesGaiCineMad Madrid International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2004

  • 12th Cine Accion Latino Film Festival, San Fransisco, 2004

  • Home: Chicago Trans/Gender Queer Film Festival, 2004

  • Valley Film Festival, North Hollywood, 2003

  • SF Cinematheque, 2003