La Reina

La Reina revolves around one subject – Edisson Medina a.k.a Paquita De La Torres, the second name being his drag persona. Edisson was born to Ecuadorian parents in London and this is where he was raised. He is a part of the London queer Latinx community, performing in Exilio, one of the biggest queer Latinx clubs in London. The documentary shows him in and out of drag, performing and discussing what drag means to him but also the discrimination he has faced for being queer and the prevalent lack of inclusion towards drag performers.

  • Julia Konarska
  • Julia Konarska
  • Maciej Rotowski
  • Julia Konarska
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 13, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    CS 100
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • La Paz International Film Festival
    La Paz
    Bolivia, Plurinational State of
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions
  • Salto Independent Film Festival
Director Biography - Julia Konarska

Julia Konarska was born in Cracow. After graduating from high school, she moved around Europe and eventually did a BA in Politics at Coventry University in England. Her dissertation revolved around the constant attacks on women’s reproductive rights in Poland. She is currently studying to obtain a Masters degree in Documentary Practice at Queen Mary University of London. She is passionate about grassroots organizing aiming at dismantling all systems of oppression rooted in capitalism. Julia has been active in the Polish queer community in London with Polish Rainbow in UK. She wants to continue using film as a tool for activism and create platforms for those usually neglected by the mainstream media.

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