Tchindas (Cape Verde: 2015)


Pablo García Pérez de Lara, Marc Serena

Cast list

Tchinda Andrade, Edinha Pitanga, Elvis Tolentino


Producers: Doble Banda

Music: Verónica Font

Cinematography: Pablo García Pérez de Lara

Editing: Pablo García Pérez de Lara


Tchindas is a forward-thinking documentary that zeroes in on themes of acceptance, community, and longing. The film is focalized through the perspective of a transgender woman, Tchinda Andrade- a highly revered person in the Mindelo community. In the excitement and preparation of upcoming Carnival festivities, Tchinda becomes nostalgic and is astonished by how fantastic of a spectacle her community is able to put together. The story of Tchinda is one of overcoming adversity, uniting with friends, and embracing the smaller blessings in life.


Linden, Sheri. “‘Tchindas’: Outfest Review.” 15 July 2015,

Database Entry by Dean Velentzas

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