Wicked Trans: People Living

Wicked Trans: People Living

April 2, 3:30 PM – April 2, 5:30 PM

Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center


These words are the first you hear in this year's Trans program; “I don’t want to tell this fin’ story any more – this fin’ Trans trauma. We know that story. It’s always there. Like, where’s the story of the people who are really living life?” – Lisa Stephen Friday. Here is a set of short films about people living life.

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

Transmission: Lisa Stephen Friday

A transgender glam rocker must overcome her struggle of self-acceptance to share her story, a story of hard fought, hard won self-actualization and power in order to preserve an important part of transgender history.

Directed by Emma Underwood 7 m English USA

Here, Hopefully

Zee, a nonbinary aspiring nurse from China, strives to build a gender-affirming life in rural Iowa, US. After graduating from nursing school, they work tirelessly to pass their licensure exam in hopes of obtaining a work visa.

Directed by Hao Zhou 11 m Chinese, English USA

That Dark Day

City councilor Victor mysteriously disappears in Sao Paulo during a day that turns night because of meteorological phenomena and smoke from forest fires. Weeks go by, and Fabio grows closer to Louise. He is a trans man and a caregiver for the elderly. She is ill and living far from her family in France. While aiding Louise (a cis woman), Fabio's relationship with her matures into understanding, affection, and exchange. He becomes her rock.

Directed by Daniel Guarda 30 m Portuguese Brazil

Dilating For Maximum Results

A whack, irrelevant comedy about a black trans woman who tries to dilate, after four years of not dilating, to hook-up IRL with her online boyfriend.

Directed by Nyala Moon 14 m English USA


Brig Huang, a headstrong trans teenager, is propelled into their hangover when a reckless decision to have sex without a condom triggers an urgent determination for the ‘morning after’ pill.

Directed by Jasper Caverly 15 m English Australia


Under constant pressure from her ex-husband, Nazanin should turn their child - Aban, nine years old - away from a very driven feminine taste. One day, Aban goes to the hospital thinking of undergoing life-changing surgery.

Directed by Abbas Taheri, Mahdieh Toosi 16 m Persian France


Apayauq Reitan's journey to become the first out transgender woman to complete the legendary Iditarod sled dog race.

Directed by Zeppelin Zeerip 14 m English USA