I Am Skylar

Screens with Shorts Program on Sunday, March 1, at 2:30 pm in Sunset (N108)

DIRECTOR

Rachel Bower

COUNTRY

Canada

RUNNING TIME

15 mins

YEAR

2019

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

Fourteen-year-old Skylar is unusually articulate and confident for her age, particularly when it comes to her decision to change genders. Surrounded by the unconditional love of her Cape Breton family and their exceptionally supportive small community, she faces the complexities of transitioning on the cusp of puberty with refreshing honesty and unshakeable dignity. Anyone unconvinced of the importance of respecting the wishes of gender-nonconforming kids should hear Skylar thoughtfully defining her identity and the woman she plans to become. This empathetic NFB profile of a remarkable adolescent was named Best Atlantic Short Documentary at Halifax’s FIN Atlantic International Film Festival.

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