Two-Spirit People

1991 | Gender / Native American/Indigenous / Race and Culture / Racism / Religion/Spirituality / Spirituality / Transgender | 20m | USA
Directors: Michel Beauchemin, Lori Levy, Gretchen Vogel

An overview of historical and contemporary Native American concepts of gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation. This documentary explores the berdache tradition in Native American culture, in which individuals who embody feminine and masculine qualities act as a conduit between the physical and spiritual world, and because of this are placed in positions of power within the community.