These luminous fiction and documentary shorts bring to vivid focus the trans experience. From being the head of a Saint Death cult, to jamming with your band or expressing yourself through dance, these films are brimming with the tribulations, triumphs and joys of expressing your true self.
Fee Dir – Guen Murroni, UK, 2018, 11 mins
Fee is out celebrating with her friends, but a voice from the past keeps plaguing her. Escaping the pub for a breath of fresh air, Fee comes across a church and follows her impulse. As her heels echo in the silence of the cathedral, that voice, the person who has rejected her all her life appears.
Jesse Jams Dir – Trevor Anderson, Canada, 2020, 16 mins
A young Indigenous musician and his rock band bring mumblepunk to the Interstellar Rodeo. A rock ‘n’ roll survival story of a different stripe.
I Dir – Vala Omarsdottir and Hallfridur Thora Tryggvadottir, Iceland, Lithuania, 2018, 15 mins, Icelandic with English subtitles
Svanur searches for the freedom to be themself, in the big city and in the rural countryside at home with their grandmother.
The Bony Lady Dir – Adriana Barbosa and Thiago Zanato, USA, Brazil & Mexico, 2018, 20 mins, Spanish with English subtitles
Arely Vazquez is a Mexican transgender woman leader of the Saint Death Cult living in Queens, New York. During her yearly celebration to “La Flaca” (The Bony Lady), as she likes to call her, Arely faces a lot of challenges to fulfill a promise she made ten years ago.
Here With You Dir -Nona Schamus, USA, 2019, 7 mins
Two strangers meet at a party and realise that they have more in common than they originally thought.
Dance, Dance Evolution Dir -Jules Rosskam, USA, 2019, 18 mins
“When I dance, that is my true gender.” In Dance, Dance, Evolution six trans-identified people explore their relationship to dance over time.