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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Video Project
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 73 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2016
Available in French: No

Are you Male or Female? For the four fearless young transgender adults featured in the film this is not a simple question. These four defy societal norms to be their true selves and become more visible. No transition is easy, but for some it is easier than for others. 

Sean is a trans male comedian from a small affluent town in upstate New York. Katherine is a Bangladeshi trans girl from a family steeped in their cultural traditions. Olivia had to leave her family in Atlanta and enter the shelter system in order to be the woman she knows she is. The unforgettable Morgin is a fully transitioned woman pursuing her musical ambitions and attempting to make her way in the world.

BECOMING MORE VISIBLE shines a humanizing light on their different stories, both their struggles and their triumphs, and showcases the importance of having a steady support system. The film also briefly goes over the physical process some of them decide to take in transitioning. 

BECOMING MORE VISIBLE seeks to help ignite the awareness and understanding needed to put an end to the discrimination of transgender young adults worldwide - to  encourage society to see these young people for who they are today, not how they were born or choose to identify.

**LANGUAGE ADVISORY - Expletive and brief reference to male genitalia**

"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Bounces back and forth between four engaging participants who live in New York City...Intimate look at transgender young adults." - Video Librarian

"RECOMMENDED. An interesting look into the lives of four young trans people, and evidence that trans people are just as diverse in their personalities as cisgender people."
- Educational Media Reviews Online

Scene Selection • Closed Captioned

Award of Merit, IMPACT Docs Awards

Official Selection:
San Francisco Doc Fest
Portland Film Festival
Out on Film Festival, Atlanta
Palm Beach International Film Festival
FLICKERS' Rhode Island International Film Festival

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