Dir: Javier Van de Couter, Argentina, 2012, 105 mins, Spanish with English subtitles
Trans actress Camila Sosa Villada stars as Alé, a homeless trans woman who lives in the ‘pink village’ – a slum outside Buenos Aires made up of gay and transgendered people. She survives by collecting recyclables for money. While rummaging through trash, she finds the diary of a woman named Mía. Compelled by Mía’s story, Alé becomes determined to find her eight-year-old daughter and return the diary – an endeavour that takes her into the home of the grieving family. Mía is about the capacity to heal, and the importance of love and connection.