Abidjan: December, 1997 (02:08)
Mathurin and Ferdinand discuss Woubis radar. (Credits)
Out of the Closet (03:42)
Laurent recalls when he first met Barbara, a transvestite. Learn the meaning of woubis, yossis, toussou, Toussou Bakari, and controus.
Life in Abidjan (03:26)
Vincent explains why he left Burkina. See him perform a cowrie reading and meet Vincent's adopted family.
Committed Relationship (03:10)
Avelido recalls meeting Vincent. They describe their relationship and their love for each other.
Living in Poverty (03:48)
Laurent's mother worries about his future. He discusses realizing he was gay and his family's support.
Family Life (02:54)
Laurent prefers monogamy. He and Jean Jacques discuss their relationship and societal acceptance.
Sostene refuses to be labeled and he wants secrecy. A man discusses his experiences with woubis. Barbara discusses yossis' attraction to woubis and sexual contact. (Graphic language)
Barbara discusses realizing her attraction to men when she was a young boy, and learning how to cope with her differences. Laurent discusses finding a sense of belonging.
Abidjan Carnival (02:07)
Laurent dances in the street. He discusses love in Africa. Barbara enjoys socializing with people of all sexual orientations. (Graphic language)
Transvestite Prostitution (02:45)
Bibiche says there is no love for him now. He became a prostitute and is thankful for what it provided. Tatiana discusses vice and finding those that share his sexual tastes.
Ivory Coast Transvestite Association (02:23)
Barbara discusses forming ICTA with Tatiana and Tina. The group meets to discuss organizing a December party.
Secret Parties (02:21)
ICTA members discuss their first party and taking their case against the newspapers to the Minister of Communications.
Right to be Different (02:01)
Tatiana describes the perfect yossi and the challenges transvestites face in Africa.
Seeking Acceptance and Love (03:23)
While shopping, Barbara invites people to the ICTA's next party. Vincent and Avelido walk along the beach; Vincent reflects on their relationship.
Spreading the Word (02:37)
Barbara sings by a river. She discusses promoting woubia. (Brief nudity)
Finding Acceptance (03:18)
Barbara has lunch with friends. They discuss learning that Barbara is a transvestite and accepting Barbara for who she is; Barbara works hard for acceptance.
Sexual Deviance? (02:19)
Barbara discusses the concept of what is not "normal" and describes what it is like for two men to have sex.
Barbara's friends consider what it would be like to have a child who is a transvestite. Barbara does not plan to have children- she is too busy as ICTA president.
ICTA Party (03:44)
Several people gather to have a good time. Barbara discusses coming to terms with her nature and sexuality. (Nudity)
Laurent discusses self-acceptance. Vincent discusses rejection. See scenes from the ICTA party.
Describing Barbara (03:26)
Barbara's friends discuss her duality and consider who she is.
Credits: Woubi Cheri (00:56)
Credits: Woubi Cheri
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