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

nullDo 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.

Watch below:

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