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Transkids follows the stories of four Israeli teenagers and their families. Noam, 16, was born as a girl to a religious family in a settlement in Samariah and studied at an all-girl religious school; Ofri, 16, always was the cool girl who played soccer with the boys, but inside he always knew he was a boy. Romy, 16, was born as a boy to a secular family but as soon as she started playing with dolls, her parents signed her up to a religious school. Liron, 17, grew up hiding behind different costumes, including a phase of heavy makeup, and shiny dresses before he was ready to face his true self. Transkids is the result of four years of intimate and deep documentation and sheds a light on the personal and social effects of youth gender reassignment in present-day Israel, where army service and religion play a very strong role in people's identity.


On May 17 at noon Pacific Time, we will present a panel conversation on the personal and social effects of youth gender reassignment in present-day Israel, and on how families learn to accept and navigate this complex and delicate process of gender transitioning. With Hilla Medalia, the Director of the film, Noam Kaniel and Ofri Shemesh, two of the teenagers featured in the film, and Tracy Fiske, a member of The Alliance of Lionesses, a community of families for transgender and gender non confirming children. The conversation will be moderator by Nate Loony, the Director of Community Safety and Belonging at The Jewish Federations of North America). May 17, 2022 is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia.


To register for the panel conversation: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZNFdK22QTMucQnc2iWONhA


To register for the free film (US & Canada Regions): https://watch.eventive.org/eastbayjewishfilmyearround/play/6254fc4c549513004c1df9f0


To register for the free film (Israel Region): https://watch.eventive.org/eastbayjewishfilmyearround/play/6254ffa02c81080037035f5a


  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    103 minutes
  • Language
    English, Hebrew
  • Country
    Israel
  • Director
    Hilla Medalia
  • Screenwriter
    Hilla Medalia
  • Producer
    Ronny Merdinger, Hilla Medalia
  • Editor
    Miri Laufer, Erez Laufer