Out Run

Out Run  Out Run  P
S. Leo Chiang / Johnny Symons
USA / 2016 / Color / 75mins

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2016
Frameline Film Festival 2016
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016

★ Special guests:S. Leo Chiang
★ After-screening Q&A:TUE, Oct/25/2016 19:30

As leader of the world’s only LGBT political party, Bemz Benedito dreams of being the first transgender woman in the Philippine Congress. But in a predominantly Catholic nation, rallying for LGBT representation in the halls of Congress is not an easy feat. Bemz and her eclectic team of queer political warriors must rethink traditional campaign strategies to amass support from unlikely places. Taking their equality campaign to small-town hair salons and regional beauty pageants, the activists prove to the Filipino electorate that it’s time to take the rights of LGBT people seriously.