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Transitioning: Transgender Children

“Hi, I’m David. I’m 6. When I was born they thought I was a girl, but the doctors were wrong and I was a boy.” David is part of the new trans generation of people assigned the wrong sex at birth who chose to make the transition very early. For the first four years of his life, David was known as Sara. But for as a long as he could remember, he knew he was really a boy. Estel, now 11, was 8 when she chose to transition. Raquel, Mario and Marta were all in their teens.

In this moving film, we explore the transitioning through first-hand stories told by four young people who have taken this step. Their moving statements shed light on how these boys and girls felt, both before and after making the transition, and the difficult process that parents often go through in accepting that change.

But the trans reality, especially in the adult world, reaches much further. Not everyone identifies specifically with either the masculine or feminine gender. That’s the case for Noa, Àlex and Daniel, three members of Joves Trans de Barcelona (Barcelona Trans Youths) who don’t consider themselves either male or female and contest the idea of the binary gender distinction.

PRODUCTION INFO

  • Year: 2016
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: TV3
  • Director: Roser Oliver and Lluís Montserrat
  • Available Versions: ENG
  • Country of production: Spain

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FESTIVAL & AWARDS

  • Awards: Translations Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary (USA). Festivals: Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (Greece); KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2017 (India); Translations Transgender Film Festival 2017 (Seattle); Festival des Libertés 2017 (Belgium); Bloomington Pride Film Festival 2018 (Indiana, USA).

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