against a trans narrative

2009 | 01:01:00 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | DV video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Gender, LGBTQ, Trans-Sexuality

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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.

Premiere

London
2009

Exhibitions + Festivals

Women Make Waves Film Festival, 2010