I’m continuously crying tears of estrogen and tears of testosterone

Photo: Madde Edlund

I’m continuously crying tears of estrogen and tears of testosterone

Video 5 minutes (2020)

Synopsis:

The history of people who break the expected norms about gender and sexuality is quite extreme. Our trans and queer ancestors have experienced both love and hate, sometimes at the same time. 

I’m continuously crying over my ancestors, friends, lovers, partners and parents who died way to early. I remember them all. May their memories be a revolution.

Zafire Vrba plays a weeper in the film, crying tears of hormone gel. The testosterone gel was gifted from a friend who died in 2020. The estrogen gel is Zafire’s own. The film has no sound. The crying is silent.

Madde Edlund, camera

Zafire Vrba, weeper, narrator and editing 

Stills from the film