Movie and TV Format Documentaries
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The Aggressives, 2005. A look at women that prefer to dress and act as men, who participate in NYC's predominantly African-American drag balls.
Blossoms of Fire, 2001. This film celebrates the extraordinary lives of the Isthmus Zapotecs of southern Oaxaca, Mexico, whose strong work ethic, independence, and culture has resulted in powerful women and region's progressive politics, and their tolerance of alternative gender roles.
Colonel Jin Xing, 2004. The story of, Jin Xing who was a male colonel in China's People's Liberation Army, and now is a mother, world class ballerina, actress, and China's most famous modern dancer.
Gender Redesigner, 2007. This movie explores the plight of a man who was born into the body of a woman, in an introspective and often funny look at living as a modern transsexual.
I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition, 2011. In the documentary follows the life of an extraordinary family, and their transgendered daughter who has grown up as a trans activist in the media spotlight, Jazz Jennings.
Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She, 2005. Examines the diversity of human sexual and gender variance around the globe, with commentary by scientific experts and people who do not conform to a simple male/female binary.
Mohammad to Maya, 2012. A look at the spiritual and emotional side of transition through the story of a devout Muslim from India named Mohammed, who was persecuted by her orthodox Muslim family and religious community undergoing sexual reassignment surgery.
Out Late, 2008. An intimate look at the lives of five people across North America who chose to come out as lesbian, gay, or transgender after 55, and the choices that brought them there.
Paris is Burning, 1990. A chronicle of the 1980s New York drag scene, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and the lives that gave the era its warmth and vitality.
Red Without Blue, 2007. Identical twin boys are out as gay teens, then one comes out as a trans girl and begins to make that journey to gender confirmation surgery, for the first time leaving her brother behind. Includes perspectives from their parents.
She’s a Boy I Knew, 2007. The filmmaker turns her camera on her family and herself for this down-to-earth documentary that follows her transition from male to female over the course of several years.
Southern Comfort, 2001. The final year in the life of trans man Robert Eads, who was turned down for treatment of ovarian cancer, and when he did receive it, the cancer was too advanced to save his life.
Trans, 2012. An up-close and very personal look into the lives, loves, and challenges of trans people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Transparent, 2006. A documentary about 19 female-to-male transsexuals from 14 different states who have given birth and, in most instances, raised their biological children.
Trinidad, 2008. Trinidad, Colorado, dubbed the “Sex Change Capital of the World,” talks with the trans women there, the doctors who have performed surgeries, and locals as they reflect on it all.
Two Spirits, 2011. The story of Fred Martinez, a nádleehí murdered at age 16. Includes a rich look into the lives and experiences of two-spirit people.
TV Format Documentaries
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