Muxes

Director: Ivan Olita
2016 | USA | 10m
GENRE: Biography/History | Documentary | Gender | Latino/a | Male-to-Female | Native American/Indigenous | Transgender
SECTION: Short

In the indigenous communities around the town of Juchitán de Zaragoza, in southern Oaxaca, Mexico, the world is not divided simply according to the gender binary. The local Zapotec people have made room for a third category, muxes, individuals who were assigned male at birth but live their lives as women and are widely accepted and celebrated.