I Am the Queen
A Celebration of Chicago's Puerto Rican Transgender Community

Cinema Libre Studio
Show More

Related videos

New Muslim Cool
Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Perez ended his life as a drug dealer 12 years ago, and started down a new path as a young Muslim. Now he's moved to Pittsburgh's tough North Side to start a new religious community, rebuild his shattered family, and take his message of faith…
Expanding Gender - Youth Out Front
These four short documentaries explore the varied identities of trans and gender expansive youth and young adults. In Tomgirl we meet Jake, a confident and lovable gender expansive seven-year-old who invites us into his world of hockey playing and skirt wearing to explore the transformative power of love and support…
Los Sures - A Puerto Rican Barrio in Brooklyn
Diego Echeverria's Los Sures skillfully represents the challenges of its time: drugs, gang violence, crime, abandoned real estate, racial tension, single-parent homes, and inadequate local resources in Los Sures, a Puerto Rican barrio in Brooklyn. Five different people living in this Brooklyn neighborhood, are the focus of five episodes in…
Stages - Intergenerational Theater on the Lower East Side
Stages is a moving and surprisingly funny verite exploration of the unexpected power of the simple act of storytelling. In New York City's oldest community center, a group of older Puerto Rican women and inner-city youth come together to create an original play out of the stories of their lives.…
Visiones: Latino Art & Culture - Episode 1
The Latino Mural Movement of the 1960's, Nuyorican spoken word, and editorial cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz are featured in the first episode of the series. Created in New York, Nuyorican spoken word is a form of artistic expression that emerged from the tumultuous 1960s and continues to influence and inspire the…
We All We Got - An Elegy of Urban America
We All We Got captures the poetic language of the streets: police helicopters flying over the city, music popping out of cars, people talking shit on the street corners, ambulances on the run, and preachers hollering for the violence to stop after another young man is senselessly gunned down in…
A Road to Home - Stories of Homeless LGBTQ Youth of New York City
Imagine yourself 18 years old wandering city streets without a place to go to sleep or eat or shelter from the cold. Imagine you're homeless because your parents kicked you out when they discovered you are gay or transgender. This is the subject of A Road to Home, which follows…
Bury the Hatchet
Bury the Hatchet is a portrait of three Mardi Gras Indian "Big Chiefs." These New Orleans men are the descendants of runaway slaves who were taken in by the Native Americans of the Louisiana bayous. These African-American tribes were once plagued by violent gang-style clashes. Now, every year during Mardi…
Crookhat and the Kulunada
David Tranter continues his series of outstanding films which document the Dreaming stories and history of his Alyawarr heritage. As in Tranter's other films - BOOMERANG TODAY, CROOKHAT AND CAMPHOO, KARLU KARLU and WILLABERTA JACK - the stories are told by Elders in the community. In this case three old…
Flyin' Cut Sleeves
Flyin' Cut Sleeves, completed in 1993, portrays street gang presidents in the Bronx. The project grew out of the experiences of Rita Fecher, the film's co-producer, who taught in a South Bronx school in the late 1960's and early 1970's, became intimately involved with the gangs, their leaders, and the…
Passing - Profiling the Lives of Young Transmen of Color
Profiling the lives of three young transmen of color, this short doc explores what life is like living as a black man, when no one knows you are transgender, and how each man perceives his own journey with gender after many years of being presumed as a cisgender man Regent…
Scenes From a Parish - ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ just got a Whole Lot Harder
In 2001, Paul O'Brien, an irreverent, young, Harvard-educated Catholic priest arrived in Lawrence, Massachusetts to take over the reins of Saint Patrick Parish. A hundred years ago, Lawrence was a thriving mill town and Saint Patrick's was home to a large community of immigrant Irish mill workers. Today, the mills…