Directed by Cynthia Arra & Mélissa Arra
Documentary / 2007 / France / 75’ / 4:3
The film aims to give Trans’ people whose quest for gender identity is fettered by established norms a chance to voice their tribulation. Their means of resistance consist of searching for tools of knowledge, for corporealities, sexualities and alternative identities to those of the conventional schemas. Far from the usual treatment of Trans issues, this film, through the choice of its portrait subjects – all contemporary actors and precursors of the Trans’and Intersex movement in France – addresses the gender identity issues head-on by questioning our often unchallenged societal norms and analyzing the nature of the oppression and repression faced by the Trans’ and Intersex community.
With Maud-Yeuse Thomas, Tom Reucher, Vincent Avrons, Vincent He-Say, Carine Boeuf and Vincent Guillot.
directors Cynthia Arra & Mélissa Arra self-produced Cynthia Arra & Mélissa Arra camera operators Cynthia Arra & Mélissa Arra editing Cynthia Arra, Mélissa Arra & Justine Triet musicduring crédits “Manifeste”, original soundtrack of the film “Exils” (Exiles) by Tony Gatlif mix Christophe Doucet-Mimoun color grading Sydney Teggbo & Sandra Sauron – toggle productions english subtitles Paul Belle, Steve Arra & Marie-Hélène Bourcier trailer Clémentine March website Vincent He-Say
support for festival screening Digital Beta or DVD in French or in French with English subtitles