Four Israeli teenagers undergo an irreversible life-altering process in TRANSKIDS, a new documentary series from director Hilla Medalia.
Four years of intimate and raw documenting paint an emotional, dramatic, and eye-opening picture at the heart of the fundamental questions: what does it mean to be born in a body that is misaligned with your gender? How would we, as parents, react when the child we have raised turns out to be a different person to the one we thought they were? And is our love for our children truly unconditional?
In a long, unprecedented documentary journey, the director chronicles the physical, emotional and social ups and downs in the foursome and their families’ lives – Israeli teens who, despite the hefty price, are no longer afraid of being themselves.
TRANSKIDS is now streaming exclusively in Australia on 'AtHome': https://bit.ly/TranskidsAtHome
Join the Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) for a live in-conversation event with director Hilla Medalia, hosted by Cerise Howard, on Sunday 12 July at 6pm AEST. Registration is free but essential.
Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Hilla Medalia has received four Emmy nominations, and her projects have garnered critical acclaim and screened internationally in theatres and on television including HBO, MTV, BBC and ARTE. Her films include Dancing in Jaffa, Web Junkie, Censored Voices, Muhi – Generally Temporary, The Oslo Diaries, and Leftover Women.
Cerise Howard is a New Zealand-born co-curator of the Melbourne Cinémathèque who co-founded the Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia and was its Artistic Director from 2013-2018. She sits on the International Jury Board of the East-West: Golden Arch Awards, founded in Moscow in 2018, and was a founding member of tilde – Melbourne Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival.