Director : Marcelo Díaz
Country of origin : Brazil
Runtime : 01:19:45
Project time : Documentary
Language : Portuguese with French or English subtitles
Maria Luiza is the first transgender in the Brazilian armed forces.
After 22 years of work, she retired due to a disability.
The film examines her motivations for not being able to wear the female uniform and her trajectory of affirmation as a transgender, military and Catholic woman.
Director's note - Marcelo Díaz :
Born in 1989 in Madrid, Matthieu Foucher is studying between 2013 and 2015 for a Master's degree in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, where he specialises in Cultural Analysis and Queer Studies. During his studies, he co-directed The Coming University, a short documentary on the occupation of the University of Amsterdam in 2015. He has been working for several years in the media sector as a programme development officer, author and director for television and later as a multimedia journalist. Eager to free himself from the shackles of journalism and to assert himself as a director, he followed an internship in 2020 in Varan during which he directed Nos nuits saturnides, a short documentary about the opening of the Œil, a queer club located in the centre of Paris. Translated with (free version).
The Rising Valley (2016 - public TVs)
Restrutural (2014, doc TV Camara)
Desdobráveis (2013, Best Script, CineMube / Sao Paulo; more than 20 festivals in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Sweden, USA)
Galeno, A Crafty Boy (2010, DOCTV)
Oficina Perdiz (2016, Best Short Film from Brasilia to Braiília FF; Audience Award, Short Film FF Sao Paulo; Best Doc at Fest Sao Carlos; more than 30 festivals such as Habana, Milano, Sydney Latin American, Brazilian FF Miami and Toronto, Gramado , Tiradentes, Cine Ceará)