Trans & Non-Binary Shorts II
Ekai (Mi pequeño gran samurai)
A short documentary depicting the story of young transgender boy Ekai Lersundi, who took his own life in 2018 after struggling with the bureaucracy surrounding hormone replacement therapy assignment.
directed/written: Arantza Ibarra, cast: Iñigo Gastesi, cinematography: Amara Mosteiro, production: Spain 2020, running time: 21 minutes, English/Polish subtitles
In France Michelle is a Man’s Name
Michael, a young trans man, returns home to the rural American West after years of estrangement from his parents. After an uneasy dinner, Michael joins his dad for a drive.
directed/written: Em Weinstein, cast: Tim Blough, Jerry Carlton, Ari Damasco, Neil Green, Genna McAllister, Miss Prys, Olga Sanchez, Dan Vhay, music: Jacob Masters, cinematography: Alexa Wolf, production: United States 2020, running time: 13 minutes, Polish subtitles
As a toxic phone sex relationship spirals out of control, Taffeta must confront whether they will be able to break out of the destructive habits and crippling loneliness.
directed: Lovell Holder, written: Roger Q. Mason, cast: Roger Q. Mason, Charlie Thurston, music: David Gonzalez, cinematography: Matthew Plaxco, production: United States 2021, running time: 11 minutes, Polish subtitles
The Uninhabitable Ones (Inabitáveis)
A Brazilian contemporary dance company is about to debut “The Uninhabitable Ones”, its newest performance that addresses black homosexuality as its theme.
directed/written: Anderson Bardot, cast: Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro, Lucciano Coelho, Mauro Marques, music: Marcus Neves, cinematography: Igor Pontini, production: Brazil 2020, running time: 25 minutes, English/Polish subtitles
A day in the life of Silas – a young queer trans person who is trying to navigate home life, life in the queer community, and figuring out their pronouns.
directed/written: Goldbloom Micomonaco, cast: Heath V. Salazar, Sydney Sarayeva, Jennifer Busuttil, Claudelle Tremblay, cinematography: Alex Tse, production: Canada 2021, running time: 11 minutes, Polish subtitles
Shea, a Black gender-free being in their early 20s, unlocks Sankofa, an afro-futuristic realm exploring gender-freedom, creation, and time travel.
directed: Joie Lou Shakur, written: Joie Lou Shakur, Kennedie King, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Myka Johnson, Melody J. Moweta, cast: Kennedie King, Joie Lou Shakur, Myka Johnson, Melody J. Moweta, cinematography: Joie Lou Shakur, production: United States 2021, running time: 6 minutes, Polish subtitles