International Films

Our Bodies are Your Battlefields

France, Argentina, 2021, 100 min

Director:

Isabelle Solas

Language & Subtitles:

French, Spanish; subtitles in Hebrew and English

Producers:
Michael Collin, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, Karl Malakunas, Marty Syjuco

Production:

Festivals:

Sheffield DocFest, Cinéma du Réel, Queer Lisboa (Best Documentary), Chéries-Chéris Paris Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Grand Prize)

Screenings:

Thur. 1.12 | 20:15 | Cinematheque 2

Sat. 10.12 | 21:00 | Cinematheque 1

As in many other countries around the world, Argentina is also in the midst of a persistent struggle for transgender rights. Violeta and Claudia are two trans women who identify as transvestites, and fight for their rights and identity. In the reality of patriarchal violence and oppression towards transmen and transwomen in Argentina, this struggle requires courage and commitment; When the number of murders and violent attacks of LGBT people soars, the struggle of Violeta and Claudia puts them in real danger.

In a country torn between right and left, between wealth and poverty, between deep conservatism and a bubbling feminist wave, two fearless women aim to ignite a revolution.