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SIDNEY & FRIENDS

  • Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122 (map)

SIDNEY & FRIENDS

Tristan Aitchison; 2017; Kenya; 76 min.; in Swahili and English with English subtitles

Back by popular demand, the documentary SIDNEY & FRIENDS (Translations 2018) explores the hopes, dreams, and everyday reality of Kenya’s intersex and transgender communities. When Sidney’s family disowns him and threatens his life, he flees to Nairobi, where he meets a group of transgender friends. The four comrades share what it’s like to grow up and live as trans and intersex people in the face of prejudice and transphobia, disclosing painful secrets of their struggles, sometimes with humor. Together they fight harsh discrimination and discover life, love, and self-worth.

Deaf Friendly

Content Warnings: Implied violence; drug use; vulgar language; and discussion of self harm

Earlier Event: October 11
OPENING NIGHT: THE HAPPY PRINCE
Later Event: October 12
JUST FRIENDS