Muxes

POV Shorts Season 2
  • Short Film
  • 2019
  • 9 Mins

In the indigenous communities around the town of Juchitán, Mexico, the world is not divided simply into men and women. The local Zapotec people have made room for a third category, which they call “muxes”—men who consider themselves women and live in a socially sanctioned limbo between the two genders.

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Film Credits

  • Ivan Olita Director