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Every Time I Die

North American Premiere
Virtual Q&A:
9/19 (Tue) 8PM EDT
Streaming available in the U.S. from 9/13 12:00 AM EDT - 9/21 11:59 PM EDT.

Directed by Raúl Vidales
Colombia | 2022 | Hybrid Documentary | 92 min

Every Time I Die is a hybrid feature film that blends documentary with fiction. The feature film approaches cinema as a ritual of symbolic transformation in the death experience of seven transwomen. The film’s testimonies, along with surreal and fantastic scenes, come together to narrate death viewed from different angles: as related to transfeminicides and as social death that seeks to nullify through exclusion and silence those seen as uncomfortable by others. The film also deals with the multiple deaths that we experience in life; death that speak of resignations, of forgetfulness, of separations, of changes. Every Time I Die is an invitation to shake off mourning through delirious weeping or through sagacious bursts of laughter, with the aim of seeing death through the eyes of those who radiate life, celebrate life, and struggle for life.

TW: The film discusses transfemicide, transphobia, and death. 
CW: The film also includes full frontal nudity, blood, cannibalism, gore, gratuitous and explicit violence.

Director's Statement

Get ready to embark on a powerful and inspiring journey with our new film.

This movie takes us deep into the experiences of 7 incredible transgender women, who bravely share their stories about death and survival.

From facing trans-femicides to battling state negligence and the challenges of life transitions, their narratives will touch your heart and reveal the indomitable strength of the human spirit.

But it's not just about death; it's also a celebration of life and a testament to resistance. The film shines a light on the unwavering fight of the trans community network for their right to exist.

With an innovative production approach, this film showcases how self-management and leveraging community resources can make things that seem impossible, possible.

The 7 protagonists aren't just on screen; they actively contributed to its creation. It represents a groundbreaking perspective, as seen through the unique experiences of transgender women.

This film invites you to take a moment to reflect on life, dreams, resistance, and the dignity of transgender individuals.

Virtual Q&A: Every Time I Die

Date/Time: 9/19 (Tue) 8PM EDT
Location: Virtual on Zoom

Join us for a virtual Q&A with Director Raúl Vidales and the film subjects Daniela Maldonado and Sahory Balaguera. Ticket and pass holders will receive a link to join the Zoom later via email.

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Raúl Vidales (he/him) | Director
Filmmaker, university professor, and researcher, holding undergraduate studies in psychology and master's degrees in Social Policy and Audiovisual Creation. His creative explorations encompass a range of genres, including documentary, video dance, multimedia performance, and fiction, all approached through experimental methods.


Daniela Maldonado (she/her)
Daniela is an artist, leader, and founder of the Trans Community Network. She has brought to life numerous political, community, and artistic projects within the network. She has actively advocated for the rights of transgender women and sex workers. Additionally, she is the lead vocalist of the band Radamel666 and a mother. In the film, she contributed to art direction and co-production. She played a pivotal role in shaping the film's concept from its inception, facilitating writing sessions, and contributing extensively to the project's focus on the theme of death.


Sahory Balaguera (she/her)
Sahory is a leader within the Network, actively championing the rights of transgender women and sex workers. She has been highly engaged in mobilization and artivism. Apart from being a mother, Sahory works independently as a webcam model and runs a lingerie microenterprise. She has passionately explored the audiovisual realm as a means of creative expression.


Virtual Tickets
     Regular: $9.00 | Suggested: $18.00

Festival Pass
     PrideFull Pass (In-person & Virtual): $49.00
     Virtual Pass (Virtual only): $29.00

Buying the suggested-price level ticket helps us cover the costs and sustain PrideFull, a film festival by and for Queer and Trans People Of Color. Thank you!

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