DISCLOSURE: TRANS LIVES ON SCREEN

DISCLOSURE: TRANS LIVES ON SCREEN
US 2020. Director: Sam Feder
Documentary film. 100 mins.

Together with trans* filmmakers and actors, the documentary explores the question of how trans* people have been portrayed in film and television throughout history. Film examples from the time of early film, Hollywood cinema to contemporary TV series trace how the image and representation of trans* persons in society has changed. Why is it problematic when a cis man embodies a transgender person in film? At what point do you laugh with and at what point do you laugh at a trans* person? These are just two of a series of questions the film seeks t answer. The personal comments of the talking heads are touching and highlight the necessity for the struggle for more visibility and better representation of the trans* community within our society.

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