Ja kada sam bila klinac, bila sam klinka

When I Was a Boy, I Was a Girl

Serbia, 2013, Colour, 30 min

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Goca is a transvestite in Belgrade, the capital city of a country where organising or participating in a gay pride parade is forbidden. She is raising a daughter who is really her niece. Although her eighteen-year-old boyfriend steals the money she risks life and limb to earn as a sex worker, Goca still loves him and manages to retain her sunny, open-minded nature. On her thirty-ninth birthday she decides to celebrate her coming-out on stage in front of a live audience. And so she tells them the story of her life: "When I was a boy, I was a girl."

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Ivana Todorović, born in Belgrade in Yugoslavia in 1979, she studied ethnology, anthropology and peace studies at the University of Belgrade, participated in a Jean Rouch Ateliers Varan documentary filmmaking workshop and then graduated in documentary media studies at the New School in New York. Her films have screened at over 80 festivals worldwide.
Berlinale 2013. Flying Broom, Women’s FF Ankara 2013. No Limit Award, Best Short Documentary - SEEFEST, L.A. 2013.

Akademski Filmski Centar – Dom kulture

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Novi Beograd, Serbia

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Screening

22.08, 18:00, Kino Europa Indoor

Category

Balkan Dox

Director

Ivana Todorović

Producer

Miodrag Milosević

Cinematography

Ivana Todorović

Sound

Danijel Milosević

Editing

Jelena Maksimović

Website

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