Berlinale Shorts 2013
Best Balkan Documentary Film, Dokufest, Prizren
Best National Documentary, Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, Serbia
Cinematic Achievement award, Thess International Short Film Festival. Greece
Best Short Film, South Eastern European Film Festival, Los Angeles
SeeFest No limit award, LGBT human rights award, South East European Film Festival , LA
Goca is a transvestite in Belgrade, the capital city of a country where organizing or participating in a gay
pride parade is forbidden. She is raising a daughter who is actually her niece. Although her very young boyfriend doesnt respect her, Goca still loves him and manages to retain her sunny, open-minded nature. She risks her life to earn money for the family. 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." The text in this cabaret was written by Goca herself, and playwright Olga Dimitrijević.
Few months after film was made Goca started to work as an activist for transsexual issue in Serbia and has founded Association Hestija.
directed&shoot by Ivana Todorovic
edited by: Jelena Maksimovic
music by: Drasko Adzic
text written by: Olga Dimitrijevic and Goca
sound design: Danijel Milosevic
poster design: Nebojsa Petrovic
produced by: Akademski Filmski Centar , Dom Kulture Studentski Grad
support by: Rekonstrukcija Zenski Fond. Heartefact and Ministry of Culture, Republic of Serbia
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