Port Townsend Film Festival

Being BeBe: The BeBe Zahara Benet Documentary + Filmmaker Interview

Expired October 4, 2021 6:00 AM
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Marshall Ngwa (a.k.a. renowned drag performer BeBe Zahara Benet) came to the United States from homophobic Cameroon with dreams of a better life. BEING BEBE is a documentary feature film about performance, persistence, and purpose. Behind BeBe, the diva, is Marshall, the man. The heart of his story takes place during one hot and stressful summer as Marshall is at the end of his rope – facing pressures to give up on NYC, and maybe give up on drag altogether. Marshall’s perseverance is the archetype of what it means to choose a creative life despite enormous challenges. His story will inspire the disenfranchised to keep reaching for their dreams – something we need now more than ever.

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  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    English, French
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Emily Branham (Director/Producer)