United States 2019, 92 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
Dr. Jess Ting, Head of the groundbreaking Center for Transgender Medicine in NYC, knows there are no miracle cures to be found for his patients. Most people who make the pilgrimage to see him have to wait two years for a consultation, and the few who get that far face countless other challenges when they go back to their lives as their newly-affirmed selves. “When I started working here”, Dr. Ting says, “Everyone thought I was nuts. But whatever.”
Ting and his patients open up to the camera with rare candor as director Tania Cypriano follows them before, during and after complicated surgeries. Their personal journeys of coming into their identities (where surgery is sometimes only a tiny step) paint a thought-provoking, painful, and sometimes humorous portrait of a community that is only now beginning to get the recognition it deserves.
Previous Festivals: NYFF, Hamptons International Film Festival