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Amer­i­can artist, mu­si­cian and gen­der ac­tivist was in South Africa ear­lier this year to shoot a short doc­u­men­tary on con­tem­po­rary queer cul­ture and trans iden­tity. Well, the film Out of This World is out and it’s a tear-jerk­ing com­pen­dium of Johannesburg’s cul­tural beauty — its peo­ple. In this case, there are in­ter­views with artists and ac­tivists at the fore­front of queer and trans vis­i­bil­ity in South Africa. They in­clude Umlilo, FAKA, Genevieve Louw, Rich Mnisi and Lady Skol­lie and, bar the film’s lack of les­bian and trans men rep­re­sen­ta­tion, it’s ex­quis­ite. The 40-minute doc­u­men­tary is free to watch on YouTube by search­ing “Out of This World Mykki Blanco”.

Queer cul­ture in South Africa: Mykki Blanco’s Out of This World

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