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Just Gender
JUST GENDER is the most comprehensive film ever made on the topic of alternative gender identity and gender expression, and a passionate cry for social justice for those whose lives are so affected by this long-misunderstood condition. Told through personal stories of dozens of transgender citizens, JUST GENDER manages to…
Treasure - Hate Crimes Against the Transgender Community
The majority of the victims of hate violence homicides in the United States are transgender women. Transgender people of color are six times more likely to experience physical violence from the police. Shelly "Treasure" Hillard, a young African American transwoman, died violently in 2011. She is one of many, and…
I Am the Queen - A Celebration of Chicago's Puerto Rican Transgender Community
In Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood, the Vida/Sida Cacica Pageant brings together members of the Puerto Rican community to celebrate its transgender participants. I AM THE QUEEN follows Bianca, Julissa and Jolizza as they prepare for the pageant under the guidance of Ginger Valdez, an experienced transgender from the neighborhood. These…
Expanding Gender - Youth Out Front
These four short documentaries explore the varied identities of trans and gender expansive youth and young adults. In Tomgirl we meet Jake, a confident and lovable gender expansive seven-year-old who invites us into his world of hockey playing and skirt wearing to explore the transformative power of love and support…
The Transformation - Reconciling Identity After HIV Diagnosis
Carlos Aparicio and Susana Aikin's The Transformation follows one person's journey to reconcile their identity, religion, class, and sexual orientation following harrowing news. In the groundbreaking 1990 documentary The Salt Mines, Sara was one of three female identified sex workers in Manhattan living on the streets. Now, in 1995's The…
Tomboy
From out lesbian director Celine Sciamma (Water Lilies), Tomboy tells the story of 10-year-old Laure (played by the amazing Zoe Heran) who moves to the suburbs and decides to pass as a boy amongst the pack of neighborhood kids. As "Mikael" she catches the attention of leader of the pack…
Transparent
Pink or blue. Male or Female. Mommy or Daddy. Categories that we all take for granted are broken apart in transparent, a documentary about 19 female-to-male transgender individuals living in the United States who have given birth and, in all but a few stories, gone on to raise their biological…
Boy I Am - Exploring Female-to-Male Transgender Experiences
An important exploration of issues rarely touched upon by most films portraying female-to-male (FTM) transgender experiences, this feature-length documentary sets itself apart from other recent films on this topic. Tackling the resistance of some women in feminists and lesbian communities who view FTM transitioning as at best a "trend" or…
Remember Me in Red
Even when we choose to be our most authentic selves in our lives, how will we be remembered in death? Fidelia is arranging her best friend Alma's funeral, only to have Alma's parents arrive from Mexico and insist their son be buried as a male. In this heartbreaking story of…
Just Call Me Kade
Sam Zolten's groundbreaking documentary follows Kade Farlow Collins, a sixteen year old FTM (female to male transgendered person) residing in Tucson, Arizona. When Kade, who was born female, noticed his body transforming during puberty, he became nearly suicidal. Realizing that the issue was more complex than their child being a…
Becoming Julia
You can take the boy out of the girl, but a Rev head lasts forever. Paul is single, straight and 37 and nothing would suggest he is anything other than the regular, car loving "Aussie" he appears to be at first glance. Underneath it is a different story. Paul is…
Modern Love: Transgender
Imagine your husband of 25 years comes home one day and says he wants to change his gender and become a woman. Experience the remarkable story of Gayle, a small-town wife whose husband PJ did just that. Is love truly blind? Follow the pair to their high school reunion, when…