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Ja kada sam bila klinac, bila sam klinka

When I was a Boy, I was a girl

Als ich ein Junge war, war ich ein Mädchen

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Goca is a transvestite in Belgrade, the capital city of a country where organising or participating in a gay pride parade is forbidden. She is raising a daughter who is really her niece. Although her eighteen-year-old boyfriend steals the money she risks life and limb to earn as a sex worker, Goca still loves him and manages to retain her sunny, open-minded nature. On her thirty-ninth birthday she decides to celebrate her coming-out on stage in front of a live audience. And so she tells them the story of her life: "When I was a boy, I was a girl."

Serbia 2013, 30 min


Ivana Todorovic