Director: Sara Jordeno
Cinematographer: Naiti Gamez
Language: Swedish with English subtitles
- DURATION : 94 min
- COUNTRY : Sweden, United States
Touted as the 2016 update of the iconic Paris is Burning, Kiki tells the story of young queer kids of colour in the New York ball and voguing scene. Told from the perspective of activist and co-creator Twiggy, the film is less concerned than its predecessor with the scene s linguistic quirks and social hierarchies, and instead focuses on the political elements of activism and self-organization within the community. A film that stands on its own, with subjects who are incredibly smart, open, and articulate in expressing their histories and present day realities, Kiki tackles issues such as violence, homophobia and suicide. Vivid and engaging.