XY Chelsea

Director: Tim Travers Hawkins

Courtesy of: Dogwoof Documentary | Trans | Unclassified 18+ | 92 | UK, USA | 2109



From the moment she uploaded classified USA military documents to Wikileaks in January 2010, Chelsea Manning became a polarising figure – hated by many for her perceived treason, and hailed as a hero by others for exposing the USA’s alleged war crimes. At the age of 23, Manning was imprisoned for 35 years, and whilst incarcerated, transitioned. When President Obama commuted her sentence in 2017, Manning was released into an even more hostile and divided world.

With extraordinary access to one of the most (in)famous persons of the 21st Century, XY Chelsea’s raw and personal footage is breathtaking, as it follows Manning from the minute she leaves prison and climbs aboard the public persona rollercoaster ride as she readjusts to life as a ‘free’ person.

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