(Sébastien Lifshitz, France/Denmark 2020, 90 min., DCP)
This moving documentary follows a few months in the life of young Sasha, struggling with the gender assigned to her at birth as a boy. In rural France, eight-year-old Sasha’s family (mother, father, three siblings) has recently accepted her gender identity. She has been trying to explain for years that she is a girl, while expecting to end up that way despite her birth. The support she finds at home is not matched at school, where the administration asks for proof while putting off any decisions that would change the way they view Sasha. Meanwhile, Sasha and her mother seek medical help to get a better understanding of what Sasha and her family are going through.
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This film screening is part of Our Community, Our Stories, a program co-organized by the Eastman Museum and Trillium Health. Click here to learn more.