Lady Eva

Director: Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson
2017 | USA, Tonga | 11m
GENRE: Asian/Pacific Islander | Coming Out | Discrimination | Documentary | Gender | Homophobia | Male-to-Female | Native American/Indigenous | Religion/Spirituality | Transgender

In the conservative Kingdom of Tonga, the last remaining monarchy in the Pacific, traditional culture clashes with modern religious zealotry. From the filmmakers of Kumu Hina (Frameline38), this short follows a fiercely determined young leiti as she sets off on a journey to become her true self—with a little inspiration from Tina Turner along the way.