A Mexican Fable: Murder and the Feather Boa (1996)

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Genre: Documentary
People: Marc Karlin

La Vanessa was the organiser of the first gay rights march in Chiapas State, Mexico. Four years after her murder in 1992, this study of mexican transvestite culture documents a period of fear marked by 29 brutal murders. It originally aired in 1996 as part of Channel 4's Latino Nights line-up ("a season of programmes from and about Latin America"), and aside from showing up at a few niche trans-festivals here and there, it seems to have disappeared altogether after that.