Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival


2019 Kelet

Director: Susani Mahadura
Production: Baba Lybeck / Baba Lybeck Productions Oy

Themes: equality, transgender people, sexual health, identity, courage, role models, voguing

Kelet is a documentary film about black trans beauty, courage and the importance of role models. The story follows the exceptional life of 20-year-old Kelet, a Finnish Somali trans woman living in Helsinki who dreams of becoming a model in Vogue magazine. Kelet is the first Finnish film with a trans woman-of-colour protagonist. Written and directed by journalist Susani Mahadura, it is currently in pre-production and slated for release in January 2020 with a young adult target audience.

Title in Original Language : 2019 Kelet