My Body is Political

Documentary | 2017 | 71min and 52 min (telefilm version)

My Body is Political talks about the everyday life of four transgender people who live in poor neighborhoods in São Paulo. The narrative is developed jointly by mixing their intimate lives with the broader social context, raising questions about the Brazilian transgender community and their political disputes.

Directed  by Alice Riff

Film companies Studio Riff e Paideia Filmes

Executive producer and argument by Heverton Lima

Screenwriter Alice Riff

Research by Bruno César

Line producer | Director assistent Thaísa Valadão

Cinematography by Vinícius Berger

Film editing by Yuri Amaral

Sound recordist Tales Manfrinato, Tomás Franco, Gustavo Nascimento e Caio Mazzilli

Sound design Daniel Turini e Fernando Henna | Confraria de Sons & Charutos

Image Post-production Henrique Reganatti | Zumbi Post


Olhares Brasil, Curitiba Int'l Film Festival, Brazil, 2017

Stajano's Award, Lovers Film Festival - Torino LGBTQI Visions, Italy, 2017



48º Visions du Réel, Suiza, april, 2017- Regard Neuf (World Premiere)

19º BAFICI – Festival de Cinema Independente de Buenos Aires, Argentina, april, 2017 - Human Rights Competition (Latin American Premiere)

6º Curitiba Int'l Film Festival (Brazilian Premiere)

38º Lovers Film Festival - Torino LGBTQI Visions, Italy, 2017 (Italian Premiere)

MIX Copenhagen LGBTQ Film Festival (Official selection), Denmark, 2017

Hamburg International Queer Film Festival (Official selection), German, 2018

39º Havana Film Fest, Cuba, 2017

Festival de Brasília, Brazil, 2017

Forumdoc.BH, Brazil, 2017

10º Festival de Cinema de Triunfo, Brazil, 2017

Recifest | V Festival de Cinema da Diversidade Sexual e de GêneroRecifest, Brazil 2017

For Rainbow - Festival of Cinema and Culture of Sexual Diversity, Recife, 2017


Olhar DIstribuidora (Brazil)

Elo Company (International)