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Boy I Am: Exploring Female-to-Male Transgender Experiences

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Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
An important exploration of issues rarely touched upon by most films portraying female-to-male (FTM) transgender experiences, this feature-length documentary sets itself apart from other recent films on this topic. Tackling the resistance of some women in feminists and lesbian communities who view FTM transitioning as at best a "trend" or at worst an anti-feminist act that taps into male privilege, this groundbreaking film opens up a dialog between the lesbian, feminist, and transgender communities while also promoting understanding of transgender issues for general audiences.. In the course of the film, three young transitioning FTMs in New York City- Nicco, Norie and Keegan- go through major junctures in their transitions, discussing everything from their relationships with their bodies, feminism, and the intersection of race and class with their transgender identity. Their stories are interspersed with interviews with lesbians, activists and theorists who engage with the often-contentious questions and issues that are raised within the queer and feminist communities but are rarely discussed openly. Situating these struggles and stories as inextricably linked to queer and feminist struggles, BOY I AM presents an empowering chronicle of queer resistance that challenges all viewers to rethink their concepts of activism and identity..
Release Date
2006
Run Time
68 min.
Language
In English
Notes
  • In Process Record.
  • Title from title frames.
  • Film
Published
Moving Train Media, 2006.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Moving Train Media in 2006.
Publisher no.
1199604 Kanopy
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1 online resource (streaming video file) (68 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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