Synopsis:
The film deals with the death of Gisberta, a homeless, transsexual, HIV-positive, drug addict and prostitute who is horrifically attacked, stoned and raped for three days straight by a group of 13 teenagers. This happened in Porto in 2006. The director was able to find the perpetrators and friends of the victim. He explores the worrying account of two of the convicted teenagers, now young adults, and the ambivalence shown by Gisberta’s three friends. O teu nome é confronts the different dimensions of the human condition and diversity. The number of transgender people who are killed in Portugal is terrifying: 1,700 reported in the course of the last seven years, peaking in 2015.
Recent selection(s):
Curtas Vila do Conde - Festival Internacional de Cinema (Vila do Conde)
Recent award(s):
Curtas Vila do Conde - Festival Internacional de Cinema (Vila do Conde)
Director's filmography:
- O teu nome é (2021 - Short)
Type:
Short
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2021
Status:
Production
Runtime:
24
Production:
Luna Blue Film