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Logline: In a little-known Mexican festival where men transform into women, a colorful group of queer dancers races to prepare for the big night despite facing violent resistance.
In a little-known Mexican festival where men transform into women, a colorful group of queer dancers races to prepare for the big night, despite facing violent resistance. “Our Fire Blooms” is the story of a group of gay men and trans women who won’t let anything stop them from being a part of their town’s tradition. Featuring an all-female film crew, this is the first character-driven documentary about gay and trans people in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, which became known internationally for its state-sanctioned hate crimes against the LGBT community.
Director: Genevieve Roudané (prior credits include: “2012 The Mayan Word,” “Women In The Zapatista Movement,” “The Raid”)
Associate Producer and Additional Cinematography: Catalina Ausin (prior credits include: “Koch Brothers Exposed,” “Dance of the Dead,” “The Ghetto”)
Associate Producer and Additional Cinematography: Cecilia Monroy Cuevas (prior credits include: “La Pequeña Semilla en El Asfalto,” “Pedro- El Cortometraje” and “Te Xa Wuil a Va”)
About the Film:
I made this film because we need to break down the wall between queer communities in the U.S. and Mexico. We need stories about LGBT people from around the world– their hopes and dreams, everyday lives and everyday struggles. We need to challenge stereotypes about latinx identity and sexuality. This film is a powerful tool in the broader fight for LGBT visibility, rights, and happiness. We also need more female and LGBT filmmakers. As a queer woman and independent filmmaker, I have faced many challenges, but the support of a team of women and genderqueer crew members continues to inspire me.
Current Status: Currently in post-production and fundraising to complete the film.
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