William Reyes | Honduras | Documentary | 2019 | 9min
Victoria is an elderly transgender woman, currently living her last years in La Libertad- her mother’s town. As a teenager, Victor fell in love with another boy who rejected him because he was a man. Later on, he began to secretly manufacture women’s clothing; his mother found out about this and interrogated him about that matter, he said it was for Victoria, another girl from the town. One night he came out with a bag, and inside he had a finished suit. When he got to one of the towns corners he dressed up and became Victoria, a wonderful character, who has always fought to be herself, in a town marked by traditions.
William Reyes was born in Gracias, a city in western Honduras, and grew up in Intibuca, surrounded by the Lenca ethnic group. He studied Communication and Advertising at Unitec and worked on the biggest TV network in Honduras. In 2017 he founded Opida, a film and advertising production company. Prior to Victoria, he made two short films: Guancasco and Dorado, showed and awarded at several film festivals.