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Beyond the Aggressives: 25 Years Later

Directed by Daniel Peddle2023USA78 mins

Join us for this free screening on Tuesday, November 21 at the Bayview Opera House. Director Daniel Peddle will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A!

Immersive and sensorial, Beyond the Aggressives: 25 Years Later revisits four of the original subjects from Daniel Peddle’s groundbreaking 2005 film The Aggressives (Frameline29) — a seminal documentary centering masculine-presenting people of color assigned female at birth. The now iconic Kisha, Trevon, Octavio and Chin are back, sharing an array of their triumphs and challenges, including: pursuing dreams in the arts, surviving the experience of being held in ICE detention, reuniting with estranged children, deciding whether to start families of their own, and seeking gender-affirming healthcare.

Through the voices of today’s queer BIPOC, who felt represented and inspired by The Aggressives, the new film also delves into how much the language, culture and visibility of the transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming community has evolved, and grapples with the many complexities of gender identity, expectations and expression. All combined, these intimate stories and diverse testimonials reveal compelling insights into the queer experience and paint a deeply moving portrait of four trailblazing heroes.

Expected Guests

Daniel Peddle
Director

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Director
Daniel Peddle
Year
2023
Country
USA
Running Time
78 mins
Language
English
Section
Off Season Screenings, Free
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