Transblack & Unboxed
Two fantastic new Australian trans and gender-diverse episodics have made their way to Frameline42. With no shortage of humor and insight, these top-notch docu-series explore fascinating and touching stories that reveal what it’s like to be trans and gender-diverse.
FILMS IN THIS PROGRAM
DIRECTOR Charmaine Ingram | 2018 | Australia | 40m
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island transgender men and women are at the center of the universe in the gripping Transblack. Jeremy, Sammy, Natasia and Max—each featured in their own episode—make a big impact in a short amount of time. They reflect on the stress of their childhoods and explore what it means to be indigenous and openly trans, all while navigating careers, romantic relationships, transitions, and religious identities. Boisterous, tender, and at times challenging, Transblack offers a portrait of a group of people who have the unconditional love of their family and friends, and deep unwavering love for themselves.
DIRECTOR Sam Matthews | 2018 | Australia | 41m
Exploring the space where gender meets art, Unboxed dives into the personal and professional lives of six gender-diverse artists who create vital works across varied media. Each artist reveals incredibly personal stories that are then reflected in artworks that speak directly to their journeys. The subjects reveal how creative outlets validate and protect their voices and perspectives in episodes that paint a rich and complex tapestry of gender diversity and its essential role in the creation of art.
— TAYLOR HODGES