Trans In America: Texas Strong

An intimate portrait of Kimberly and Kai Shappley in Texas: a Christian mother rejects her community’s beliefs as her 7-year-old transgender daughter navigates life at school, where she’s been banned from the girls’ bathroom. ACLU/Little By Little Films. The film is part of Trans In America, a series of three short verité docs about transgender civil rights in the USA, revealing the daily impact of discrimination on three families as they battle with bathroom bills, vulnerability in employment and housing, and the aftermath of incarceration. Directed by an LGBTQ+ filmmaker, produced by an inclusive and majority-LGBTQ+ production team, and informed by a panel of transgender advisors.



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Credits

Director:

Daresha Kyi

Executive Producer:

Molly Kaplan (ACLU), Chase Strangio (ACLU)

Producer:

Lindsey Dryden, Shaleece Haas

Cinematographer:

Amy Bench

Editor:

Jamie Boyle

Sound Designer:

Eric Milano

Music:

Nikky French

Principal Cast:

Kimberly Shappley, Kai Shappley, Kaleb Shappley, Ashlynn Cox

Additional Credits:

Additional Editor: Carlos Rojas, Multimedia Associate: Nora Wilkinson (ACLU)

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Lindsey Dryden
Little By Little Films
team@lblfilms.com

Publicity Contact:

Nora Wilkinson
nwilkinson@aclu.org
646-905-8832

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
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Secondary Entry:
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Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2018

Genres:

Documentary, LGBTQ

Screening in:

Documentary Shorts Program 2

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Language:

English

Runtime:

18:01 mins