Things We Dare Not Do

Available until June 14 - Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:Mexico
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
Families & Family Relationships
Gender & Sexuality
Latin America
LGBTQ Cultures & Issues
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Bruno Santamaría Razo
Producer(s):Abril López Carrillo
Executive Producer(s):Charlotte Cook
Editor(s):Andrea Rabasa
Writer(s):Bruno Santamaría Razo
Cinematography:Bruno Santamaría Razo
Composer:Tomás Barreiro
Sound:Zita Erffa
Andrea Rabasa
Javier Umpierrez


Nestled between two rivers and a forest of mangroves is a small and sheltered island in Mexico. There, children are free to play and grow in what seems like a virtual paradise. Ñoño, 16, does not want to grow up and prefers to spend his days teaching the younger children how to dance. But youth cannot last forever, and Ñoño’s deepest secret must come out. As the island prepares for a community celebration, Ñoño begins to work up the courage to tell his family that he wants to live life as a woman. When the joyful bursting of firecrackers gives way to sudden gunfire, the idyllic peace of the island is shattered and Ñoño must face the reality of the machismo and transphobia that surrounds him. From one of Mexico’s rising filmmakers comes an exquisite story of youthful courage and of the purity of living as one’s true self. Heather Haynes

This film includes a pre-recorded Q&A.

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