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Coraci Ruiz 2022 1h 17m

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• Docs Barcelona 2022 - Docs&teens Prize to the Best Film
• Durban International Film Festival 2022 - Closing Film


THRESHOLD is an autobiographical documentary made by a mother who follows the gender transition of her adolescent son: between 2016 and 2019 she interviews him addressing the conflicts, certainties and uncertainties that pervade him in a deep search for his identity. At the same time, the mother, revealed through a first-person narration and by her voice behind the camera that talks to her son, also goes through a process of transformation required by the situation that life presents her with by breaking old paradigms, facing fears and dismantling prejudices.

About the director
Coraci Ruiz has a degree in dance (2002), a Master’s in Audiovisual Culture and Media (2009), and a PhD in Multimedia (2020), all from Unicamp (SP/Brazil). Also part of her background is the 2005 EICTV documentary filmmaking workshop. She has been a documentary filmmaker since 2003 when she participated in the foundation of the production company Laboratorio Cisco. She works mainly as a director and director of photography for documentaries. Among her main productions are the feature films THRESHOLD (2020) and LETTERS TO ANGOLA (2012), which has participated in more than 30 festivals in 16 countries and was awarded prizes in Brazil, Angola, Portugal, and Belgium; and the short films NOSTALGIA, VIDEO LETTERS TO CUBA (2005), ANOTHER CITY (2009), LETTERS FROM EXILE (2015) and STRONG FEATHER (2019). She is currently working on a feature film BLOOMING ON THE ASPHALT (selected for the LAB DOC of DOCSP 2020, with tutoring by Marta Andreu, and for the WIP of Conecta Chile, which is expected to premiere in 2021).

Original Title



Coraci Ruiz


Luiza Fagá

Original Soundtrack

Natalia Mallo

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