NOV. 4: Transgender Parents + Father - Cinema Politica at the Bloor
WHAT: Toronto premiere screening of Transgender Parents and Father with director and protagonists in attendance
WHERE: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
WHEN: Tuesday, November 4, 6:30 p.m.
COST: Suggested donation $5-10
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook event
This event is a co-presented with the DOC Institute and the LGBTQ Parenting Network. It is co-sponsored by POV Magazine, the Centre for Women and Trans People and Cinema Politica U of T.
Rémy Huberdeau / Canada / 2014 / 45min / English
Transgender Parents is about love, life and kids after a gender transition. It shares the struggles and strengths of several trans women and trans men navigating different stages of parenting: from pregnancy, through raising infants, toddlers and teenagers.
Some, who transitioned prior to founding their families, experience fertility clinics and hospital births; others, who transitioned in the presence of their kids work to renegotiate their identity and relationships within their families. All are openly out in the world as trans and as parents in ways that weren’t possible 20 years ago.
Moritz Mayerhofer & Asparuh Petrov / Bulgaria – Croatia – Germany / 2014 / 16min / English
Father is an award-winning, stunning mixed animation film about the complex and troubling relationship between child and father. It is a subjective personal project. It came to life because a small group of people were moved by the concept and decided to make it a reality. Perhaps, when one is watching this film, there is no need to think about the communism, the period of transition, and everything connected to it. These stories transcend Bulgaria, they could take place in other geographical locations and periods of transition. Furthermore, it is precisely these types of considerations that give meaning to our personal experiences.