FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

GENDER PIONEERS (School 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.

COVER TRACK (Short Film)


Synopsis: Mya’s world is turned upside down when a personal photo surfaces online. Whether she’s ready or not, Maya is forced to challenge the identity she has come to know.


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


Content Advisory: This program contains Mature Themes.


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

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Northern Ireland
  • Premiere
    North American
  • Director
    Sam Nutt
  • Producer
    Joan Burney Keatings