Changing The Game

Director: Michael Barnett

Courtesy of: Film Collaborative | Documentary | Sports | Trans | Youth Films | Unclassified 15+ | 90 | USA | 2019

Synopsis

MQFF’s Youth Program, Young and Queer, is proudly co-curated by the Melbourne International Youth Film Festival.

All sessions are U15+

This intimate story takes us into the lives of three high school athletes from across the US – all at different stages of their athletic seasons, each sharing their lives as transgender teens. Mack Beggs made headlines last year when he became the Texas State Champion in girls wrestling – as a boy. Andraya Yearwood began competing on her high school girls track team in April 2017 as a transgender female. According to Connecticut’s state policy Andraya is allowed to compete how she identifies. Sarah Rose Huckman lives in New Hampshire where she openly competes on the girls cross country ski team – but her eligibility could be challenged at anytime. Each story is led by the brave and individual voices of these students, allowing extremely personal and vulnerable access into their journeys. These courageous kids offer us the opportunity to see the world through their eyes – and share their struggles and successes along the way.

 

Review

A smart, poignant tribute to young athletes changing the rules. – Hollywood Reporter

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