Sam Hampton; 2017; USA; 62 min.
Director Sam Hampton brings heart to this transgender-transition film with a story of celebration, health, and unconditional love. A much-needed portrayal of biracial trans and gender-nonconforming lives in America, this documentary chronicles the transition of Zo Thorpe and the sympathetic response of his family. But CHANGE IN THE FAMILY is about so much more than the transition experience; it speaks to the complexity of young adulthood, being a person of color, having a biracial identity, and coming out as trans and gender-nonconforming. Zo’s story provides hope for a time when portraying this type of experience is no longer so unusual.
Co-presented by Camp Ten Trees
Please note that an interpreter is not yet confirmed for the Q&A with director Sam Hampton.
Opening Short: AMERICA IN TRANSITION: EPISODE 2: A FAMILY MATTER
André Pérez; 2017; USA; 19 min.
Dezjourn’s career as a black trans model takes off, but he wonders if his mother will be able to accept his gender identity when cancer threatens to end her life.