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SEAHORSE: THE DAD WHO GAVE BIRTH

  • Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019 | 12:15 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM

UK | 2019 | 89 minutes | Jeanie Finlay

Freddy is a 30-year-old gay transman— who decides to carry his own child. Director Jeanie Finlay (ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING) documents his audacious path to fatherhood. Along the way, he struggles with the physical and emotional toll pregnancy takes on his body, not to mention medical transphobia, misgendering by doctors, and his own naïveté. To survive bureaucracy and social backlash, he leans on every family member and friend he can find—and summons his own courage—in order to bring a new life into this world. Made over three years and with unprecedented access, this intimate and lyrical film follows Freddy from preparing to conceive right through to giving birth.

This film is not deaf-friendly.

SEAHORSE: THE DAD WHO GAVE BIRTH

Director: Jeanie Finlay

Country: UK

Year: 2019

Running Time: 89 minutes

Language: English

Content Warnings: Medical transphobia/misgendering

Earlier Event: October 12
NO DOMINION: THE IAN HORVATH STORY
Later Event: October 12
GIRLS SHORTS