Tchindas

Director: Marc Serena and Pablo García Pérez de Lara
Country: Spain/Cape Verde
Year: 2015
Running Time: 95 min.
Language: Cape Verdean Creole with English subtitles

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Within a small, tropical Cape Verdean Island, the beloved Tchinda is hard at work preparing for a Carnival she hopes will capture the town’s imagination. Despite her great reputation, Tchinda remains humble and every afternoon she happily tours the neighborhood to sell her best “coxinhas”, a classic Brazilian treat: delicious fried balls of chicken. Filmmakers Marc Serena and Pablo García Pérez de Lara have crafted a lush, perceptive documentary that at times feels akin to a fairy tale. The film reveals a hidden landscape tucked far away from the world we know, where trans inclusion and teamwork make up the fundamental structure of a truly magical community and culture.

About the Director

Pablo García Pérez De Lara

Biography: Pablo García Pérez De Lara has directed two full-length award-winning films: Fuente Álamo, the Caress of Time (2001) and Butterfly (2007). His short film Alicia Portrayed (2002) was selected by the Semaine de la critique du festival de Cannes.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Tchindas (2016)

Filmography:
Fuente Álamo, the Caress of Time (2001)
Alicia Portrayed (2002)
Butterfly (2007)
Tchindas (2015)