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A struggle between queer identity and powerful Mexican traditions is explored in the documentary ‘The Chunta” which gets a Northwest Film Center screening on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Portland Art Museum.

A struggle between queer identity and powerful Mexican traditions is explored in the documentary ‘The Chunta” which gets a Northwest Film Center screening on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Portland Art Museum.

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Tackling Identity and Traditions

“The Chunta” is a powerful new documentary that gets up close and personal with two rival dance groups as they prepare for the Chunta--a yearly tradition in a small town in Mexico where men transform into women.