Every Wednesday, we’ll be sharing short films that illuminate queer life. Welcome to #HumpdayShorts.
When a transgender woman dies, an argument arises over how she should be buried: As the person she is or the person she was born.
Brazilian filmmaker René Guerra’s Os Sapatos de Aristeu (Aristeu’s Shoes) opens on trans women carefully attending to the body of their friend Diana (Gretta Starr) before her funeral. But when Diana is returned to her family for burial, her bereft mother cuts her hair and smears off her eyeshadow, determined to “bury her as a man.”
Will Diana’s biological family put their judgement aside so her chosen family can pay their respects?