This is one not to be missed! Mala Mala is a feature length documentary by Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini about the power of transformation and the transgender experience told through the eyes of 9 trans-identifying individuals on the island of Puerto Rico. It chronicles the rising of the transliberation movement in Puerto Rico, documenting the passing of an anti discrimination law to protect its residents from being discriminated on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation when seeking employment.
April Carriòn (from RuPaul’s Drag Race and her drag family The Doll House) is featured in the film—as well as sex workers testifying at the Capitol seeking employment rights, a trans-masculine chef unable to access testosterone legally on the island, to Soraya, a 65 year old woman who recently published her memoir on gender dysphoria titled Hand Made.
Check out the trailer and artwork below!
If you’re in New York, we suggest you get the full experience! Mala Mala opens on July 1 at IFC, and the full cast will be in attendance! The film will then be shown throughout the week, and don’t miss a Q&A with producer Christine Vachon and the Killer Films team on July 2!