Johannes Sjöberg
57 minutes


An ethnofiction about identity and discrimination among transgendered Brazilians.

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 improvisation.

The film focuses on identity and discrimination in the daily lives of transgendered Brazilians living in Sao Paulo. Fabia Mirassos projects her life through the role of Meg, a transsexual hairdresser confronting intolerance and re-living memories of abuse. Savana 'Bibi' Meirelles plays Zilda who makes her living as one of the many transgendered sex workers in Sao Paulo, as she struggles to find her way out of prostitution.


Johannes Sjøberg
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