Biography film director: Carolina Monnerat

Carolina grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and began a professional Ballet career when she was just thirteen. As a dancer, she has toured the world, first as a ballerina, then as a modern dancer, bringing her to the United States to dance for Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, a modern contemporary African American danceMeer lezen over “Biography film director: Carolina Monnerat”

Queen of Lapa (2019) by Theodore Collatos and Carolina Monnerat

Larger-than-life actress, cabaret performer, activist, and proud sex professional since the age of eleven, Luana Muniz – arguably one of Brazil’s most recognizable transgender personalities, shapes a new reality for a new generation of transgender sex workers in her hostel by providing a safe working environment in the dangerous neighborhood of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro. Queen of Lapa explores the day-to-day lives, quests for love, housemate rivalries in a turbulent political climate under matriarch Muniz’s watchful and guiding eye.