I Am The Queen

 I Am the Queen takes a look at the often unobserved life of Chicago's Puerto Rican transgender community.

In this film, Cirne-Lima and Pellot document the Cacique Pageant, the fourth annual transgender pageant held in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood, organized by VIDA/SIDA. The film exposes the restructuring of the family unit experienced by pageant...

Henrique Cirne-Lima was born in Brazil where he received a Bachelors 
degree in Graphic Arts at the Universidade Catolica do Rio De Janeiro. He 
received a MFA degree from University of Illinois at Chicago. He works at 
the University of Illinois at Chicago producing educational and training videos. He has shown his films in numerous film festival and has received various awards...

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