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Femme Queen Chronicles: Episode 1 [The Clock]

Femme Queen Chronicles is a web-series about the lives of four black trans women as they navigate through love, life, trade, and shade in the city of Detroit; brought to life by black trans women themselves. In Episode One, the four friends just try to make it through the day without getting clocked as trans women — or clocking someone else over the head instead.

Directed by Ahya Simone

Co-presenter: BIPOC TV & Film
Community Partner:
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre


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Ahya Simone is a Detroit-based harpist, artist, and filmmaker. Recognized as a 2018 Sundance | Knight Foundation, a 2018 Kresge Artist, and 2017 Detroit Narrative Agency fellow, Ahya is also creator, co-writer, and director of FEMME QUEEN CHRONICLES. Ahya uses film and sound to explore ideas around identity, vulnerability, and existence.

Later Event: June 7
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