We Just Want to Dance Here
NCGLFF presents

We Just Want to Dance Here

Dragtivists, Lady Eva, Push Pink, Astri and Tambulah, Under the Skin?, In My Mother's Closet
Transgender Shorts

United States: Dragtivists is a short documentary about the intersection of activism and drag performance. With a little inspiration from Tina Turner, a young transgender woman sets off on a journey to become her true self in the conservative Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga in Lady Eva. A trans person's conflict using the public restroom leads him on a journey to answer some unresolved questions in Push Pink. Belgium: France meets her son's girlfriend for the first time and loses control in Calamity. PhillippinesAstri + Tambulah subsist on the coins people throw at them when they perform their traditional dance. Everything is perfect except for a pact made long ago that requires Astri to marry a woman she barely knows. Spain: After years away from home, Duna returns to his home village to get reunited with her ill father. Will she reconcile with her past in Under the Skin? Canada: A young Indian trans woman navigates a world that refuses to seee her as she is and finds her truth through musical theatre and magical femme friendship In My Mother's Closet.

(Various Countries, 94 min)

Friday, August 17

5:00pm   Cinema One

Saturday, August 18

10:40am   Cinema Two

Monday, August 20

9:10pm   Cinema Two


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