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Trans : a documentary about transboys (2014) by Nathalie Cools

“An extraordinarily honest and taboo breaking sketch of an issue our society still isn't familiar with.”

"Trans : a documentary about transboys" by Belgian filmmaker Nathalie Cools is both a testimonial and a travelogue. It is a story that tells about the dramatic transition that people decide to go through if their biological sex does not match their gender identity. In this case, people who feel they should be male, but who were born with a female body.

The anonymous testimonials in the film focus on the medical aspects of a transition. These aspects are clearly explained by the different physicians and serenely shot by the filmmaker. They contain the right terminology, without falling into too detailed or technical descriptions.

The personal note is ensured by the testimonial of Yann. The story of his transition is plainly powerful and natural. Self-assured he reflects on what he has been through, the demons he fought. He has found himself a good way to deal with his gender identity.

With her interview technique Nathalie Cools clearly focuses on the main character Yann. This creates an atmosphere of trust. The question of the personal motivation of the filmmaker herself remains unanswered.

"Trans" is by no means voyeuristic. On the contrary, it is an extraordinarily honest and taboo breaking sketch of an issue our society still isn't familiar with. The documentary does not ask for understanding, but rather shows understanding. An…

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Posted by Patrick Vanhoucke on September 26, 2014 at 1:51pm

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All screenings take place at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.


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2014 Schedule

2014 Schedule at a Glance

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

7PM - OPENING NIGHT SCREENING

SHORT: NO NO HOMO 3 min

FEATURE: SAUGUTUCK CURES 89 min (WORLD PREMIERE)

AFTER PARTY: HUNTERS VIDEO BAR

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

11AM

SHORT: PRINSESA 12 min

FEATURE: KUMA HINA 74 min

11:30AM

SHORT: GAY BASHER 5 min

FEATURE: FAGBUG NATION 88 min

1:30PM

SHORT: THE L RIDERS 13 min

FEATURE: FOLSOM FOREVER 72 min

2PM

SHORT: TRANS 42.3 min

FEATURE: SHUNNED 70 min

3:30PM

SHORT: SHOTGUN 11 min

FEATURE: SNAILS IN THE RAIN 82 min

4PM

NO SHORT

FEATURE: THE LAST STRAIGHT MAN 110 min

5:30pm

SHORT: SEARCHING 9 min

FEATURE: BOYS 78 min

6PM

SHORT: CAT SITTING 14 min

FEATURE: OF GIRLS AND HORSES 82 min

8PM

SHORT: THE BEST MAN 14 min

FEATURE: THREE IN A BED 80 min (WORLD PREMIERE)

8:15PM
SHORT: TEARDROPS 4 min

FEATURE: CLUB KING 70 min

AFTER PARTY: TBA

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

9:30AM SPONSORED BY THE DESERT FILM SOCIETY

NO SHORT

FEATURE: MIA - 105 min

11AM

SHORTS SERIES ONE: 86 min

AD OCCHI CHIUSI (WITH CLOSED EYES) - 15 MIN

SNOWFLAKE - 15 MIN

EYES THAT DO NOT SEE (OJOS QUE NO VEN) - 15 MIN

THE GOOD KIND - 13 MIN

LOOK AT ME NOW - 17 MIN

CHAPERONES - 23 min
11:30AM

SHORTS SERIES TWO: 87 min

GOOD MORNING - 10 min

DINNER AT 40 - 19 min

TAKING IT FOR GRANTED - 20 min

THE LAST FAREWELL (ETTA SISTA FARVAL) - 13 min

PROMISE - 18 min

1:30PM

SHORT: SPIRAL - 16 min

FEATURE: STAGE DOOR DIVAS - 83 min

2PM

SHORT: AIRPORT DOUCHERY - 2 min

FEATURE: THE DAVID DANCE 108 min

3:30PM

SHORT: GRIND 32 min

FEATURE: VIOLENCE OF THE MIND 90 min

4PM

SHORT: SCAREMONGER - 22 min

FEATURE: LILTING 86 min

5:30PM

SHORT: NARCISSIST - 17 min

FEATURE: TIGER ORANGE - 76 min

6PM

SHORT: GOING DOWN - 10 min

FEATURE: TRU LOVE 87 min

8PM

SHORT: JE T'AIME 10 min

FEATURE: WAITING IN THE WINGS: THE MUSICAL 107 min

8:15PM

SHORT: EDEN 15 min

FEATURE: THE DARK PLACE 90 min

AFTER PARTY: THE PURPLE ROOM

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

11AM

SHORT: LIVING IN THE OVERLAP 26 min

FEATURE: ONE: A STORY OF LOVE AND EQUALITY 102 min

11:30AM

SHORT: FAMILY: LESBIANS IN CAMBODIA - 6 min

FEATURE: THE CIRCLE - 110 MIN

1:30PM

SHORT: TO DANIEL 5 min

FEATURE: I ALWAYS SAID YES: THE MANY LIVES OF WAKEFIELD POOLE 78 min

2PM

SHORT: FOREIGN RELATIONS 25 min

FEATURE: ALEC MAPA: BABY DADDY 93 min

3:30PM

SHORT: CITY OF THE DAMNED 15 min

FEATURE: CAMPAIGN OF HATE: RUSSIA AND GAY PROPAGANDA 78 min

4PM

SHORT: HOOVER ROAD 15 min

FEATURE: THE WAY HE LOOKS 95 min

6PM

SHORT: SWADHISTANA 20 min

FEATURE: MY STRAIGHT SON (AZUL NO TAN ROSA) 114 min

6:30PM

SHORT: BRACE 24 min

FEATURE: APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR 86 min

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY: LULU CALIFORNIA BISTRO

 
 
 

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