Beauty
Beauty

Beauty

2017  |  23 Min

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  • Director: Christina Willings
  • Cast: Fox Kou Asano, Bex Mosch, Milo Santini-Kammer, Lili Tepperman, Tru Wilson
  • Awards: Audience Choice Award - Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2018, Honourable Mention, DGC Gerry Brunet Memorial Award - Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Best Short Documentary - Oslo Fusion International Film Festival 2018, Official Selection - TIFF Kids 2018
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In a culture that has long viewed gender in rigid, binary terms: male or female, with no room to maneuver beyond the identity we’re assigned at birth, many are fighting everyday battles to live their true gender identities. Christina Willings’ ‘Beauty’ interviews 5 gender non-conforming children from Vancouver, Canada, who share how they are dealing with bullies, grappling with using public washrooms, and pursuing their hobbies & dreams while growing up. ‘Beauty’ also documents parents that love their children unconditionally and encourage them to be themselves even if it is outside society’s norm.

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