Excerpt of the documentary "ANGEL" by Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva.
In Paris everyone knows him as "Mujeron" (Big Woman) but his real name is Angel. A former boxer from Ecuador, Angel is now a transsexual prostitute in France. His mission in life is to support his family back home. Now, after five years away, the time has come for him to see what his help has achieved. In his first trip home since he left Ecuador, Angel is confronted with the harsh reality of his country and an ambiguous relationship with his family. 'Angel' is a compelling insight into the complexities of identity and economic struggle in Ecuador. But, above all, it is the touching story of a remarkable individual and his fight for justice and acceptance.
"ANGEL" is the follow up to award-winning documentary "Transvestites Also Cry".
Premiering at the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (British Film Institute) in 2011
Music by Riccardo Amorese
WINNER OF THE "MARCELLA DI FOLCO AWARD" for Best FIlm against Discrimination at Divergenti Film Festival
London Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - April 2011
Torino Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - May 2011
Divergenti Trans Film Festival - Bologna - May 2011
Winner of the "Marcella di Folco Award" for Best Film Against Discrimination
Encuentros del Otro Cine - Ecuador - May/June 2011
Cinépride Nantes - May 2011
Frameline - San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Flm Festival - June 2011
Outfest - Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Flm Festival - July 2011
HBO/New York International Latino Film Festival-- August 2011
Barcelona Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - October 2011
Gender Reel - September 2011
MIX Copenhagen | LesbianGayBiTrans Film Festival - October 2011