Tina 2022

Tahmineh Monzavi
Tina, 2022 Digital video, 4m40 Edition de 3

Tina, a transgender left home at the age of 15 because her family would not accept her sexual identity. Not welcomed at home nor in society, for many years she lived in a delusional reality shaped by drugs. Being arrested and spending two years in jail not only put an end to her addiction but motivated her to restart. The shelter as a small community was the first place; she could call home after so many years of struggle. At the age of 44, she was independently living in a room with her dog awaiting brighter days to come. However, it never came true. In early 2020, she died when she was 50.