Horizon Festival – 10 arts-fuelled days // 28 Aug - 6 Sep 2020

No Dress Code Required

No Dress Code Required

No Dress Code Required is a Mexican film directed by the documentary filmmaker Cristina Herrera Bórquez.

The story is about Victor and Fernando, beauty professionals in Baja California, Mexico. For many of their customers they were a lovely couple, until they decided to marry and become the first gay couple in the state to fight for their rights in a place filled with homophobia and inequality.

Facing a wave of criticism and outrage from the city council, through their struggle, they managed to open the eyes of the members of Baja Californian society.

 In Spanish, with English subtitles. Running time: 1 hour 32 minutes.

No Dress Code Required is part of our Horizon Hot Docs program; sharing untold stories from the fringes, exploring individual and community identity and celebrating and giving a platform to courageous change makers and activists.

“The film chronicles the grudging advance of cultural change.”

Daniel M Gold, The New York Times


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