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Watch Now in Full: Doc 'Angel' About Transsexual Prostitute in France

Shadow and Act By Vanessa Martinez | Shadow and Act June 27, 2013 at 11:15AM

Do you remember this documentary when we first profiled it back in 2011? Angel, directed by Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva and produced by Laurent Segal, won several awards when it toured the film festival circuit back in 2011 and 2012. Now, Angel, about a transsexual boxer living Paris and making a living as prostitute to help his family back in Ecuador, has been released in its entirety, via youtube, all 62 minutes of it. To recap, the synopsis reads:
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Angel Doc

Do you remember this documentary when we first profiled it back in 2011? Angel, directed by Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva and produced by Laurent Segal, won several awards when it toured the film festival circuit back in 2011 and 2012.

Now, Angel, about a transsexual boxer living Paris and making a living as prostitute to help his family back in Ecuador, has been released in its entirety, via youtube, all 62 minutes of it.

To recap, the synopsis reads:

"In Paris everyone knows him as "Mujeron" (Big Woman) but his real name is Angel. A former boxer from Ecuador, Angel is now a transsexual prostitute in France. His mission in life is to support his family back home. Now, after five years away, the time has come for him to see what his help has achieved. In his first trip home since he left Ecuador, Angel is confronted with the harsh reality of ...his country and an ambiguous relationship with his family. 'Angel' is a compelling insight into the complexities of identity and economic struggle in Ecuador. But, above all, it is the touching story of a remarkable individual and his fight for justice and acceptance."

I'm only a few minutes in, and it's shaping out to be quite a fascinating watch.


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