ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., presents a screening of “Things We Dare Not Do” by Bruno Santamaría, Abril López Carillo and Andrea Rabasa, on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m., in person and via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public.

In the small Mexican coastal village of El Roblito, 16-year-old Ñoño lives what seems to be an idyllic existence with his loving family. But he holds a secret. Defying gender norms, Ñoño works up the courage to tell his family he wants to live his life as a woman. Yet when violence interrupts a community celebration, he must face the reality of a country shrouded in machismo and transphobia.

Film still from “Things We Dare Not Do.” Photo by Bruno Santamaria

This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (pbs.org/pov).

The film will be screened in the community room at the library, with limited seating. For links to attend via Zoom, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on Jan. 20 and identify the event you are interested in attending in the subject line.

Film still from “Things We Dare Not Do.” Photo by Bruno Santamaria