Saturday, April 28

Special Events ArchiveIndependent Film Festival Boston 2018

Transmilitary

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New England Premiere

Genre: Documentary Feature
Runtime: 93 minutes
Director: Gabe Silverman & Fiona Dawson

The feature film debut by Gabriel Silverman & Fiona Dawson, TRANSMILITARY follows the Emmy-nominated short film TRANSGENDER, AT WAR AND IN LOVE. Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the US military, where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies ban their service.

TRANSMILITARY chronicles the lives of four individuals who are defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own: Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace, and First Lieutenant El Cook. They put their careers and their families’ livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to the top brass in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban is lifted in 2016, but with President Trump now trying to reinstate it, their futures again hang in the balance.

Screening Supported by:
Wicked Queer: The The Boston LGBT Film Festival