FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

GENDER PIONEERS (Shorts Program)

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SCHOOL PROGRAM – Groups of 12+ tickets CLICK HERE for Group Reservation Form


In this short film collection, connect with the past through Woman Dress, witness Hannah explore her old and new relationships in high school, and experience other stories of gender identity.


Teens must deal with identity issues every day. In one film, facing intolerance, Oscar stands up for who they are and lives on their own terms. In another film, a Two Spirit person named Woman Dress travels the Plains, gathering and sharing stories. Featuring archival images and dramatized re-enactments, this film does honor without imposing colonial binaries on them. In the last short, When Hannah arrives at high school, she's nervous a classmate from middle school will not respect her privacy. Hannah wonders if it’s time for her to tell her new friends about her identity before the narrative is no longer in her hands.


Shorts Program Duration: 66 minutes


Themes: GLBTQIA gender pioneers in history and present time: trans, intersex, nonbinary, among others.


Language: This program is presented in English and Olelo Niihau with English subtitles


Content Advisory: This program contains Mature Themes.


Geoblocking Notice: This program is only available in the Chicagoland area.

WOMAN DRESS (Short Film)


Synopsis: In the past, a Two Spirit person named Woman Dress travels the Plains, gathering and sharing stories. Featuring archival images and dramatized re-enactments, this film does honor without imposing colonial binaries on them.


Program Type: School Program and Public Program – Groups of 12+ tickets CLICK HERE for Group Reservation Form 


Geoblocking Notice: This film is only available in the Chicagoland area.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Premiere
    Chicago
  • Director
    Thirza Cuthand