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Pulitzer Center Update June 29, 2021

Behind the Scenes of 'Flamenco Queer'


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A man in drag wearing a blue and gold dress dances in the middle of a room. Sitting around the perimeter of the room and clapping along are five other men in drag. The walls are covered in gold decorations and framed pictures.

After decades of hiding feminine impulses, a renowned Spanish dancer comes out to defy convention by...

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On June 28, 2021, the Pulitzer Center hosted this screening of the short documentary Flamenco Queer and a discussion with the filmmakers Ana González and Frederick Bernas.

Flamenco Queer follows dancer Manuel Liñán as he prepares for a groundbreaking showcase of flamenco in drag. He works with six other men to put on a cathartic and unapologetic performance after dancing behind closed doors for decades.

González, an award-winning documentary filmmaker interested in social issues, has reported all over the world for outlets such as the BBC, The New Yorker, and National Geographic. Bernas is a filmmaker and journalist who has been based in Moscow, New York, and Latin America. He joined an expedition to Antarctica in 2017. His video and film work has appeared on the BBC, Al Jazeera English, and CNN.