against a trans narrative
2009 | 01:01:00 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | DV video
Collection: Single Titles
Trans filmmaker Jules Rosskam's against a trans narrative is a provocative and personal experimental documentary investigating dominant constructions of trans-masculine identity, gender, and the nature of community.
By sensitively framing the film through his own personal journey within the trans-masculine community, Rosskam creates an electric and original investigation into gender politics and social self-identity.
Blending fiction, nonfiction, and experimental film genres, against a trans narrative employs a genre-busting combination of intimate diary footage, stylized dramatic scenes, spoken-word performance, faux audition tapes, and roundtable interview footage to explore and initiate a dialogue between feminists, queers, and trans-folk about the way we construct personal and historical narratives. Careful attention is paid to the ways generation, race, class, and culture impact our understandings of gender.
Exhibitions + Festivals
Women Make Waves Film Festival, 2010