Feb 1 2008
Friday February 1 - 7pm - Etherington Auditorium

She’s a Boy I Knew
Gwen Haworth/70min/Canada/2007

Using archival footage and animation, Vancouver filmmaker Gwen Haworth documents her male-to-female gender transition partially through the voices of her anxious but loving family, best friend, and wife. Finding self-empowerment through self-representation, She's a Boy I Knew is a comic, heartbreaking, and uplifting autobiography that breaks away from the marginalized depictions of transsexuals that populate mainstream media, instead focusing on the interpersonal relationships of a family who unexpectedly find their bonds strengthening as they overcome their preconceptions of gender and sexuality.

People's Choice Award for Popular Canadian Film – Vancouver International Film Festival 2007
Women in Film & Television Artistic Merit Award - Vancouver International Film Festival 2007
Audience Choice Award for Documentary Film - Image+nation Montreal International LGBT Film Festival 2007

Preceded by:

Trannymals Go To Court/Dylan Vade Esq., Abe Bernard/12min/USA/2007
A fairy tale about genitals who speak out against the laws that harm transgender people, and who spread unapologetic tranny pride.

Followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Gwen Haworth

Co-sponsored by HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS)
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