She's a Boy I Knew

Shes a Boy I Knew

Release date:

2007

Running time:

70 minutes

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Available on DVDAvailable on VHS

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No

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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, Haworth's feature debut is a comic, heartbreaking, and uplifting autobiography that breaks away from marginalized depictions of transsexuals that populate mainstream media by focusing on a family whose bonds unexpectedly strengthen as they re-examine their preconceptions of gender and sexuality.

"I loved She's a Boy I Knew-made with loving care, it dares to reveal an inner journey without restraint. Beautifully executed, profoundly insightful. I found myself appreciating it as a mother, a friend, a sister and a filmmaker."
      -Anne Wheeler, Director, Better Than Chocolate

"Gwen Haworth creates an emotional space that engulfs the viewer in a way that's extremely rare in any film, whether fiction or non-fiction."
     -Kevin Griffin, The Vancouver Sun

 

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Festivals & Awards: Audience Award for Most Popular Canadian Film, Vancouver International Film Festival; Best Screenwriting in a Documentary, Leo Awards - British Columbia Film & Television Awards; Audience Award for Best Documentary, Mix Brazil; Jury Award for Best Documentary, Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival

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