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JA, KADA SAM BILA KLINAC, BILA SAM KLINKA
 
JA, KADA SAM BILA KLINAC, BILA SAM KLINKA
(WHEN I WAS A BOY, I WAS A GIRL)
NY Premiere

Director: Ivana Todorovic

Serbia and Montenegro, 2013, 30min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2014
Category: Short Documentary
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Crew:  Producer: Ivana Todorovi and Academi Film Center, DKSG - Cinematography: Ivana Todorovic - Editing: Jelena Maximovic - Music: Drasko Adzic - Sound: Danijel Milosevic
Email:  ivanaivanatodorovic.com

synopsis
Goca is a transvestite in Belgrade, the capital city of a country where organizing or participating in a gay pride parade is forbidden. She is raising a daughter who is actually her niece. Although her very young boyfriend doesnt respect her, Goca still loves him and manages to retain her sunny, open-minded nature. She risks her life to earn money for the family. On her thirty-ninth birthday she decides to celebrate her coming-out on stage in front of a live audience. And so she tells them the story of her life: "When I was a boy, I was a girl." The text in this cabaret was written by Goca herself, and playwright Olga Dimitrijevi?. Few months after film was made Goca started to work as an activist for transsexual issue in Serbia and has founded Association Hestija.

director
Ivana Todorovic is a character driven documentary filmmaker with passion for social change from Belgarde, Serbia. Her films have been shown in a number film festivals, such as the Berlinale Shorts, Traverse City Festival, Rotterdam, Palm Springs Shorts, etc and places as Anthology Film Archives. Film won awards woldwide. They are used in media campaings, educational and NGO settings. Ivana was a participant of the NY Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Project 2010. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media studies from The New School in New York, a Diploma from the Jean Roush ATELIERS VARAN Documentary Filmmaking Workshop in Belgrade,a Diploma in Peace studies from the one year alternative studies in Belgrade and BA in Ethonology and Anthropology from University of Belgrade.
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