Thursday, 31. January 2019, Museum of Photographic Arts , Human Rights Watch Film Festival: TransMilitary

from 31. January 2019 - 19:00 till 21:00

Museum of Photographic Arts

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Directed by Gabriel Silverman, Co-director Fiona Dawson / 2018 / 93 minutes
An opening reception will be held at 6:00 pm. 
And after the screening join us for a discussion with film subject US Army Corporal Laila Villanueva and LGBT Rights Researcher Kyle Knight from Human Rights Watch.
“It is our time now to step forward and say, ‘OK, it’s not about what gender I am, it’s about if I can get the job done. And we for years have shown that, so why not acknowledge us?’” - Laila Villanueva, film subject, TransMilitaryThe military is the largest employer of transgender people in the United States. Amid rapidly changing policies that technically at present bans them from serving, 15,500 troops identify as transgender. TransMilitary documents four brave men and women who risk their families’ livelihoods by coming out to the Pentagon’s top brass in the hope of attaining the equal right to serve. With a new commander-in-chief at the helm, they must traverse a series of successes and defeats, as their careers hang in the balance.
Audience Award for Documentary, South by Southwest Film Festival 2018.
For more about the film and to see the trailer visit:
Photo credit: © TransMilitary

Tickets may be purchased per film, or a festival pass can be bought to attend all of the films within the festival.

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What is the Human Rights Watch Film Festival?
Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to MOPA on January 31 - February 2. Now in its ninth year, the festival presents a unique program encompassing five films and discussions that address a wide range of human rights issues from around the world. Filmmakers and Human Rights Watch experts will be present to discuss many of the issues raised by films and their impact around the world. 
Does my Festival Pass provide me with a ticket for all screenings - even ones that read as sold out?
Yes, Festival Pass holder tickets are good for all screenings!
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