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Leitis In Waiting (Country: Tonga, US; Year: 2018; Director: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson; Stars: Joey Joleen Mataele)
The story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga Leitis, an intrepid group of transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their country.
Tchindas (Country: Cape Verde; Year: 2015; Director: Pablo García Pérez de Lara, Marc Serena)
An exploration of queer identity and acceptance in the Cape Verde archipelago, following Tchinda, a transgender woman who is a national heroine, as she prepares for Carnival month.