"Lacração" (Slay*) are mechanisms used to achieve fulfilment, to exert power so that you can exist, live and be in this world. It's also the name of the ongoing documentary portrait project of identities and fluid bodies of the LGBTQI+ community in the city of Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brazil. They are most of young, black and queer people, that meet in underground places to dance and to express their bodies with a lot of luster in hair, nails, sticks, prints and ethnic fabrics.
The country presents alarming rates of violence against the community, in a rising context of conservative politics and religious forces. The project celebrates the existence of these lively and engaging people and the unique creation of their own identities in the face of restrictive social norms.
*slay: succeeded in something amazing.