Susani Mahadura, Kelet, film, 56 min, 2020

Screenings, Performances & Events

Kelet- FEMtastic Film Club Free Online Screening

  • April 7, 2021 – April 14, 2021

Free! Everyone is welcome to watch the film. Film link: Password: Kelet!

Kelet (2020) by by Susani Mahadura (Finland)
Screening dates: April 7 - 14, 2021

Film link: Password: Kelet!

Kelet is a documentary film about Black trans beauty, courage and the importance of role models. The story follows the exceptional life of 20-year-old Kelet, a Finnish Somali trans woman living in Helsinki who dreams of becoming a model in Vogue magazine.

Susani Mahadura is a journalist and director who has become a household name in Finnish media through her award-winning national radio programme “Mahadura & Özberkan.” Mahadura appeared as a narrator on the project 24H Europe - The Next Generation, a 24-hour documentary film about young people in Europe, which was one of TV history’s longest documentaries.

Discussion: Wednesday | April 14 | 7 - 8:30 pm | online with Zoom

If you'd like to talk about about the film in a group, you may choose to register to join series curator soJin Chun on Zoom to discuss them. She will ask key questions to explore each film and the under-represented histories they reflect. To register email soJin at and put “FEMtastic Discussion" in the subject line. Click here for details about the FEMtastic Film Club.