Translations 2020 – Kelet w/ Shéár Avory: To Be Continued [Online]

This event took place on May 9, 2020

Sliding scale admission: $0–25

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Susani Mahadura
1h 5m


In English and Finnish with English subtitles. North American premiere!

This exquisitely filmed documentary follows the exceptional life of 20-year-old Kelet, a Finnish Somali trans woman living in Helsinki who dreams of becoming a model in Vogue magazine. Winner of the Audience Award at the DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, this story explores trans rights, racism, beauty standards and gendered norms in society.

Plays with:

Shéár Avory: To Be Continued

(Abram Cerda, US, 2019, 26 min)

This coming-of-age story follows Shéár Avory, a 17-year-old aspiring social justice advocate in Los Angeles who navigates housing instability and familial dependency on their journey to adulthood. Shéár relies on their struggling mother for support during their medical transition, though she is not always able to offer it. This observational film aims to ask, what does coming into adulthood actually look like for a young black trans* femme in today’s America?

* This film is captioned in English.

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