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This Short Film Highlights the Fight for Trans People to Live Past 35

This Short Film Highlights the Fight for Trans People to Live Past 35

This Short Film Highlights the Fight for Trans People to Live Past 35

Because of anti-trans violence and discrimination, the average life expectancy for Brazil's transgender population is only 35.

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While increasing visibility in media has lead to more and more tolerance and acceptance, there are still many places in the world where transgender people have to fight for their right to live a long and authentic life. Like in Brazil, where violence and discrimination have made the the average life expectancy for transgender people only 35 years old.

This troubling statistic is highlighted in the new short film Thirty-Five, released in honor of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.

Developed by LGBTQ news portal Y&R Brazil and produced by FAUNA studio with trans screenwriter Luh Maza and researcher Uni Corrêa at the helm, the touching short showcases a regular day in real-life trans couple Guto and Onika's lives, and the everyday discrimination and dangers they face just for being themselves.

Watch Thirty-Five below. 

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