Patricio Henriquez

male
Born
1948
in
Chile
CL
Biography

Documentarist. Henriquez, bred in Chile and imprisoned by Pinochet, is a Québécois queer-friendly filmmaker who is known chiefly to queer audiences for his Juchitan Queer Paradise (2002, 65). This bold, subjectively ethnographic encounter with a queer-embracing Zapotec culture in southern Mexico also appealed to Latino audiences and human rights constituencies in North America. Henriquez, a prizewinning political chronicler of Latin American struggles, affirmed the politics of sexual identity with verve, though he understandably faltered in translating the vocabulary of sexual identity among four languages. He also left one question unanswered: where are all the “straight” men that must be having sex with the film’s flaming, charming stars?