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2013 Film Selections

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All events will feature a film screening (VADM 129 @ 3:00pm), a panel discussion, and free food, sponsored by the Office of Student Diversity.  All films are free and open to the public–feel free to invite friends and neighbors!

Wednesday March 6: Toilet Training
(Documentary | 2003 | 30 minutes)

Get ready for Gender Neutral Bathroom Week 2013! The video addresses the persistent discrimination, harassment, and violence that people who transgress gender norms face in gender segregated bathrooms. Using the stories of people who have been harassed, arrested or beaten for trying to use bathrooms, Toilet Training focuses on bathroom access in public space, in schools, and at work. Followed by a panel discussion on how to make WSU Vancouver a safe and affirming campus for all people, which includes celebrating diversity in gender identity and expression. Learn more about the film.

Wednesday March 20: TRANS
(Documentary | 2012 | 104 minutes)

TRANS is an extraordinary documentary feature about men and women, and all the variations in between. It is about the Transgender Community, perhaps the most misunderstood and mistreated minority in America and around the world. Inspired by the incredible story of Dr. Christine McGinn and her work as a transgender surgeon, TRANS provides an up-close and very personal vision into the lives, loves, and challenges of a remarkable cast of characters of all ages and from all walks of life. Stories of confusion and courage, excitement and emotion that have never been told, until now. To anyone who has ever looked in a mirror and wondered, ‘who they really are?’ TRANS ask another question, ‘are you brave enough to find out?’ Followed by a Q&A (via Skype) with Producer Dr. Mark Schoen! We are honored to be one of the first college campuses to screen this highly anticipated documentary! Learn more about the film.

Wednesday March 27: Intersexion
(Documentary | 2012 | 68 minutes)

The first question any new parent asks… “Is it a boy or a girl?” What if it is neither? 1 in 2,000 babies is born with genitalia so ambiguous that the doctors cannot easily answer this question. In this groundbreaking documentary, intersex individuals reveal the secrets of their unconventional lives – and how they have navigated their way through this strictly male/female world, when they fit somewhere in between. “Intersexion” looks beyond the shame and secrecy that defines many intersex births, and explores how intersex people “with their very different bodies” navigate their way through childhood, adolescence, relationships and adulthood, when they don’t fit the binary model of a solely male and female world. Learn more about the film.

This screening will be followed by a discussion and Q and A with Emi Koyama, Director of Intersex Initiative.

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