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Transhood Online Screening and Panel/Community Discussion

Transhood Online Screening and Panel/Community Discussion

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TRANSHOOD is an inspiring chronicle of the lives of four young people and their families as they navigate growing up transgender in America.

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Meaningful Movies Offered by The Episcopal Church in Western Washington and St. Timothy Episcopal Church, Chehalis and are proud to offer an online screening of Transhood. Filmed over five years in Kansas City, Transhood chronicles the lives of four young people (aged 4, 7, 12, and 15 at the start of filming) and their families as they navigate growing up transgender in America’s heartland. By sharing personal realities of how gender expression is reshaping their lives, the film explores how these families struggle and stumble through parenting, and how the kids are challenged and transformed as they experience the complexity of their identities.

We’re honored, also, to welcome to our panel/community discussion Director/Producer Sharon Liese and featured parents from the film, Debi Jackson and Bryce Ford.

Release Year: 2020

Running Time: 96 min

Director/Producer: Sharon Liese

Screening – Friday, May 20, 2022 at 6pm PT via Zoom

Panel/Community Discussion immediately following, 7:45pm PT

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  • Sharon Liese (Director, Producer,) is a critically acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker who directs and produces documentary projects that air on major television networks and screen at many prestigious film festivals. Liese’s award-winning feature documentary Transhood premiered on HBO in 2020 and was featured on THE ELLEN SHOW and GMA. The film won several awards including Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary at AFI Docs. Liese also created and executive produced Pink Collar Crimes, a true crime series for CBS. She is currently directing and executive producing a limited series for Starz and directing a film for National Geographic that has already been optioned for a Broadway musical produced by Mark Gordon.
  • Debi Jackson (featured, with child Avery,) became an accidental advocate for transgender rights in 2014 when her speech about her child’s social transition at the age of 4 went viral. The self-described former “conservative Southern Baptist Republican from Alabama” now speaks on behalf of transgender children and their families around the world. She has been interviewed by media across the US, the UK, France, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Colombia and Brazil. Debi is a founding member of the Human Rights Campaign’s Parents for Transgender Equality Council, has been a consultant on an Emmy Award winning ACLU documentary about transgender children. Debi trains schools across the US on creating trans-inclusive policies and how to best support students through their transitions and has assisted the NEA in updating their training programs for their 3 million members.
  • Bryce Ford (featured, with child Jay,) Bio info. coming soon.

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