Kalamata ShortDocs

Creative Documentary Center
The film is available for a certain number of online screenings during the festival.


Maria Luiza da Silva is the first transgender in the history of Brazilian Armed Forces. After 22 years of work as military, she was retired due to disability. The movie investigates the motivations for her prohibition to wear the feminine uniform and her trajectory into affirmation as a transgender, military and Catholic woman.

  • Writers: Marcelo Díaz
  • Producers: Marcelo Díaz
  • Cinematographer / DOP: André Carvalheira
  • Editor: Sérgio Azevedo
  • Awards

     BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY - Humano Human Rights Film Festival 2020 (Mexico)

    HONORABLE MENTION / BEST DOC FEATURE - Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY/USA)

    BEST DOCUMENTARY - International Queer Film Festival Merlinka (Belgrade/Serbia)

    *Data is limited to before submission to PelDocFest


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