Changing the Game

Saturday, February 29, at 10:00 am in Maxwell (S205)

DIRECTOR

Michael Barnett

COUNTRY

USA

RUNNING TIME

88 mins

YEAR

2019

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

Transgender athletes seemingly just can’t win: whether competing as their self-identified gender or forced to compete as the gender assigned at birth, either way they are often accused of having unfair advantages over their cisgender (i.e., non-transgender) peers. The open hostility directed at them – fuelled by right-wing media – can be vicious and hateful, when all they want is the opportunity to compete as their authentic selves in their chosen sport. This intimate, inspiring and thought-provoking profile of three courageous and indefatigable transgender high school athletes won Audience Awards for Best Documentary at both San Francisco’s Frameline and Outfest Los Angeles.

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