Trans Day of Visibility: Trans Shorts

Trans Day of Visibility: Trans Shorts

March 31, 4:00 PM – March 31, 7:00 PM

Brattle Theatre


Trans Every Day. We are not just trans on the day we come out, or the day we begin our transitions, or any other particular day. Here are six films about many other days in trans lives, because we are trans, every day. Curated by Diane Griffin.
Viewer discretion is advised.

This event is proud to be co-presented by: Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC)


A guy and his girlfriend are forced to navigate new territory when he’s caught wearing her dress.

Directed by James Morosini 5 m

Chasing the Dragon

Arriving at the scene of an overdose, a trans detective gets stymied by local PD. Refusing to submit to pressure or prejudice, she digs into the investigation and does the victim justice by finding out the truth about her source, a connect too close to home.

Directed by Eduardo Ayres Soares 12 m


Mathias is transgender. Although he is more than sure about his decision, he still has to find his way in his new identity and especially in his new job. And also his relationship with his girlfriend seems to have changed due to the transition. Mathias tries to figure out what’s best for him.

Directed by Clara Stern 30 m

Something About Alex

A 14-year-old boy, Alex, develops a close friendship with his older sister's boyfriend, and must confront the depth of his feelings when the couple announces that they will be moving away.

Directed by Reinout Hellenthal 18 m

Backup Plan

Fired for being trans, a devoted grade school teacher decides the only solution is suicide, but an unexpected visit complicates her plan.

Directed by David Beck 15 m


The extraordinary journey of Prithika Yashini who fights hard against gender discrimination to become India’s first transwoman police officer.

Directed by Ernest Pathi 27 m Documentary