Transgender Tuesdays, A Good Wife, and Life Changing Moments
TRANSGENDER TUESDAYS (Mark Freeman, 62 min.)
They came for the hormones and stayed for the health-care.
In the 'bad old days' transgendered folks usually mistrusted the health care system, and often faced life-and-death situations without any help. But 18 years ago a team of HIV providers at a clinic in San Francisco and trans activists from every ethnicity broke the mold They opened the country's first Primary Care clinic opened specifically for transgendered people. The warm narratives of these 12 pioneering patients provide the film's beating heart, revealing some of the harrowing places they have been. Yet by the film's end their stories provide a sense of victory and hope for future generations, proving this can and should be the standard across the continent.
A GOOD WIFE (Linda Breida, 18 min.)
A Good Wife is a short documentary that explores a hidden corner of rural India on the Sundarban islands where women share their struggles against a conservative, patriarchal society. They reveal their diminished role in arranged marriages, often challenged by demands for dowry or faced with domestic violence. Despite of all their challenges they try to be what society calls a good wife.
LIFE CHANGING MOMENTS (Sherry Thomas, 18 min.)
Winner, Best Documentary Short, Los Angeles Cinema Festival.
Life Changing Moments follows director and surgeon Dr. Sherry Thomas as she travels to Africa to provide free surgery and medical care to dozens of impoverished African women suffering with fistula.
This inspiring documentary also contrasts the experience of providing health care in Africa with her medical practice in the USA.
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Seattle, WA 98101