This collection of essential shorts explore the lives, loves and achievements of a group of extraordinary and ordinary transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. Spanning the globe Transformations will take you from the catwalks of the New York Ballroom scene, the sticky carpets of the Australian queer punk movement, into the indigenous communities around Oaxaca, Mexico and the harsh intolerance of England in the 1950’s.
Umbrella Dir: Rhys Ernst, 2017, USA, 15 mins
Umbrella tells the story of four transgender individuals across America who are fighting for rights and representation in a challenging and changing world.
Walk for me Dir: Elegance Bratton, 2016, USA 12 mins
A contemporary coming out story set amongst the New York gay Ballroom scene.
Dusk Dir: Jake Graf, 2017, UK, 15 mins
Growing up in 1950s England in an intolerant and uninformed world, young Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society.
Transcend Dir: Otto Ivor, 2017, Australia, 8 mins
An evocative documentary focusing on Callan, a transgender rock and roll musician whose uninhibited performances and spirited personality make her someone to be reckoned with.
Muxes Dir: Ivan Olita, 2016, Mexico, USA, 10 mins
They are neither men nor women. In Oaxaca, Mexico, the local Zapotec people have made room for a third sex, which they call muxes.
Pre-Drink Dir: Marc-Antoine Lemire, 2017, Canada 23 mins
Alexe is a young trans woman, and Carl a gay man. Best friends since forever, an evening spent together destabilizes Alexe, when both decide to have sex together for the first time.
French with English subtitles