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Mark Transgender Day of Remembrance (Ages 15-17)

Mark Transgender Day of Remembrance (Ages 15-17)

Transgender Day of Remembrance honours transgender lives lost to violence and discrimination. This playlist celebrates the beauty and talent of the Canadian trans community and their ongoing fight for equality.

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Films in This Playlist Include
Do I Have Boobs Now?
I am Skylar
My Prairie Home
Into Light
Love is the First Sacred Lesson

  • My Prairie Home
    2013|1 h 16 min

    In this feature documentary-musical by Chelsea McMullan, indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Set against majestic images of the infinite expanses of the Canadian Prairies, the film features Spoon crooning about their queer and musical coming of age. Interviews, performances and music sequences reveal Spoon’s inspiring process of building a life of their own, as a trans person and as a musician.

    Official selection at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

  • I Am Skylar
    2019|15 min

    I Am Skylar is the emotionally compelling story of an articulate 14-year-old girl who is thoughtfully defining her future and the woman she is to become. Surrounded by a family and a community who show her unconditional love as she follows her personal path, Skylar faces the complexities of being a transgender girl on the cusp of puberty with refreshing honesty and unshakeable dignity.

  • Paula
    2019|9 min

    Before her operation, Paula was the husband, father, son and neighbour known as Paul. Now, she’s the only transgender person her community has ever met.

  • Beauty
    2018|23 min

    Beauty explores the lives of five gender-creative kids, each uniquely engaged in shaping their own sense of what it means to be fully human. Whether it’s dealing with bullies, explaining themselves to their parents, or navigating the uncharted waters of relationships, Bex, Lili, Fox, Tru and Milo talk about their experiences and struggle to live in authenticity.

  • Unarchived
    2022|1 h 24 min

    In community archives across British Columbia, local knowledge keepers are hand-fashioning a more inclusive history. Through a collage of personal interviews, archival footage and deeply rooted memories, the past, present and future come together, fighting for a space where everyone is seen and everyone belongs. History is what we all make of it.

  • Into Light
    2021|19 min

    When a child reveals who they truly are on the inside, how does a parent set aside their own expectations to help them become their most authentic self? Sheona McDonald’s documentary captures a season of change as a mother and child navigate the complexities of gender identity together.

  • Love is the First Sacred Lesson
    2020 | 6 min

    Love Is the First Sacred Lesson is a first-person documentary that follows the filmmaker’s journey to connect and reconcile the different parts of their identity: queer, trans, Mi'kmaq. An existential road trip back to the East Coast.