Sedimentos: trans representation and wellbeing film

A group of trans women from Barcelona go on a rural trip, exchanging stories about their experiences. Is it a story of victimization or a story of collective resilience and overcoming?

This panel discussion will bring together a group of trans, queer, and feminist perspectives to reflect on this question and others in connection with Adrián Silvestre’s documentary Sedimentos. Audience members are invited to join the discussion, which will touch on various aspects relating to trans representation, inclusivity, commonality and wellbeing in film.

Speakers: Indigo Korres, Aitana Yanez Zambrano, Ren Clark, Isaías Fanlo, Inma de Reyes (moderator)

The panel discusison will be held right after the screening Sedimentos at CCA Glasgow on 3 December, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm).

Buy a ticket for Sedimentos in Glasgow here

Indigo Korres (she/her) is a trans activist, filmmaker and freelancer based in Glasgow. Indigo is the Programme Coordinator for the Scottish Queer International Film Festival and brings her own lived experience as a Brazilian trans woman into her work. She has run many events for the queer community at Glasgow University, organising Transgender Day of Remembrance in the past few years, various art exhibitions and creating a queer POC coffee event. She is currently on her last year in Film and TV Studies and is really interested in queer filmmaking and queer film curation, focusing on intersectional representation.
Aitana Yanez Zambrano (she/her) is an Afro-Latina based in Glasgow. Being part of a generation when there was little social acceptance for being trans, she has suffered transphobia since her childhood in Venezuela, often at the hands of her own family. After moving to Glasgow 7 years ago, she additionally struggled with the challenges of being i n a foreign country with a foreign language, and she became homeless, sleeping rough for several days. Aitana has since managed to rebuild her life as a hairdresser, but she is regularly exposed to transphobia and racism, especially as she navigates the UK asylum system and health care system.

Ren Clark (pronoun indifferent) is a genderqueer feminist and academic based in Glasgow, Scotland. Ren currently works as the volunteering programme assistant at the Glasgow Women’s Library, having just graduated from their Master’s degree in Gender Studies at The University of Strathclyde. Their main research interests are in queer and trans theory, with a specialisation in forms of transgender non-fiction that work to resist queer and trans neoliberal assimilation. Ren also has a deep interest in trans safe spaces and is helping to set up a queer sober safe space in Glasgow called QuTo (find them on Instagram @qutoglasgow).

© Photograph by @aponcehardy, a non-binary photographer based in Glasgow.

Isaías Fanlo (he/his) teaches Modern and Contemporary Iberian Literature at the University of Cambridge. His work on Iberian cultures, scenic arts and queer theory has been published in scholarly magazines, as well as in books like De vidas y virus (2019) or the forthcoming The Unsafe Stage (2022). He also contributes to generalist media, where he writes about scenic arts, culture and activism. His monograph El llibre rosa (2004) (“The Pink Book”) was a pioneeringwork on gender and sexuality in Catalonia. He has been editor, curator and creator of contents for Barcelona’s Teatre Nacional de Catalunya and artistic advisor for Barcelona’s Teatre Lliure. He founded Terrats en Cultura, Barcelona’s awarded rooftop scenic arts festival, and he has been literary advisor for different projects in Barcelona and Chicago.

© Photograph by Arthur Tress.

Inma de Reyes (she/her) is a queer, Spanish film director based in Edinburgh, where she graduated in MFA Film Directing. Inma is a Chicken & Egg Pictures grantee, BFI/BAFTA Crew Network member and her work has f eatured in The Skinny, MUBI and Screenskills. She is currently developing her first feature, ‘The Boy and the Suit of Lights’, co-produced between Aconite Productions (UK) and Rustic Canyon (USA) due to premiere in 2022. She co-directed ‘Isabel’s Independence’ for BBC Scotland, Vivir Bailando for Screen Scotland and Eighty Serbian Dinars for FilmArt.

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