Things We Dare Not Do (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 15m

The second feature film by Mexican director and cinematographer Bruno Santamaría Razo, Things We Dare Not Do follows sixteen-year-old Ñoño as he plays and dances the days away amongst a peaceful island community on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Yet his life of youthful innocence cannot last forever and, after violence suddenly shatters the island’s tranquil atmosphere, Ñoño decides the time has come to find out how his family feel about his burgeoning desire to dress as a woman. Things We Dare Not Do is an exquisitely photographed, deeply moving tale of lost innocence and the complexity of queer identity.

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In partnership with the Embassy of Mexico.

Read a commissioned essay on the film by Cathy Brennan here.

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Bonus Content

27 mins
Things We Dare Not Do Director Q&A

Q&A with director Bruno Santamaria. Hosted by Radam Ridwan. Translation by Deana Kotiga.

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