Pablo García Perez de Lara & Marc Serena – Spain

Pablo García and Marc Serena codirected the award winning feature documentary Tchindas, telling the story of a Cape Verdean island community preparing for Carnival. The film reveals the untold story of trans inclusion and teamwork of what might be one of the most empowered communities of African queer women.  

Tchindas was premiered at 2015 Outfest in Los Angeles where it received a Grand Jury Award. The trailer was selected as one of seven videos giving hope about LGBT rights by the UK newspaper and website The Guardian.

The fiveFilms4freedom 2016 Global List – 33 inspiring people from around the world promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights every day.

In 2016 we launched a global social media campaign and asked our global network to help us find inspiring people who are using culture to promote freedom and equality, who are provoking debate, or are risking their lives to promote the rights of LGBT people in their society or country. We’re inspired by our fiveFilms4freedom 2016 Global List and hope you will be too.