Boy I Am

2006 | Activism / Feminism / Gender / Lesbian / New Release / Transgender | 72m | USA
Directors: Sam Feder & Julie Hollar

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Boy I Am explores issues rarely touched upon in films portraying trans male subjects, tackling the extreme feminist view of transitioning as an anti-feminist act that taps into male privilege. This groundbreaking film opens up a dialog between the lesbian, feminist, and transgender communities while also promoting a better understanding of transgender issues for general audiences. Sam’s first feature, it was co-directed by Julie Hollar and positioned Sam as a vital voice nearly two decades ago.

About the Filmmaker:

SAM FEDER’s films have been programmed by Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, CPH:DOX, MOMA PS-1, The British Film Institute, The Hammer Museum, and in hundreds of film festivals around the world. The Netflix Original Documentary Disclosure (Sundance, 2020) is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. Sam’s work has been supported by Ford/JustFilms, Fork Films, California Humanities, The Jerome Foundation, Perspective Fund, Threshold, IFP Film Week, Good Pitch USA/Doc Society, MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo artist residence. More info