She was 60 when she made her drag debut at the iconic Aunt Charlie’s, but Donna Personna is no late bloomer. Now in her seventies, ‘Donna’ traces Personna’s intimate journey to becoming who she is today: a storyteller, an artist, an activist. Welsh director Jay Bedwani follows Personna as she works on an immersive play detailing the riot at Compton’s Cafeteria that spurred the trans right movement, sharing her rich memories of that turning point. His camera also captures a long overdue reunion between Donna and her family.
Join Ottawa Capital Pride, the United States Embassy Ottawa and the Welsh Government in Canada for the Canadian première of this award-winning documentary, followed by a Q&A with Director Jay Bedwani, Producer Dewi Gregory and Donna Personna herself. An opportunity not to be missed.
Doors open at 6:00PM, the screening will be followed by Q+A at 8:30PM.