A child dreams of who they are, not who they appear to be.

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GIRL HEARTED

Expected Guests: Co-Director, Co-Writer, Actor Sayra Player and Co-Director, Producer, Actor Rebecca Brillhart (UNCLE SILAS), Director, Writer Maaman Rezaee (FAMILY OF TOO MANY)


Sat / Nov 3 / 1:15 PM
Talking Horse Productions
Directed By: Anne Scheschonk
2018 / Germany / 37 mins. / Documentary
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German with English Subtitles

 

Plays with Short Films: ARE WE GOOD PARENTS?, UNCLE SILAS, BREATHE, FAMILY OF TOO MANY, FIRST IMPRESSIONS and LOVE THE SINNER

Expected Guests: What do you do when your seven-year-old biological son identifies as female? Do you force them into an unwanted identity? Or do you embrace their budding sense of self? In this short-form documentary these questions are grappled with through one mother’s journey as her biological son, Nori, is revealed to be her daughter. Trivial compromises of skirts preferred over pants and long hair to short slowly grow into life or death decisions as Nori becomes increasingly aware of not just who they want to see in the mirror, but also who they feel to be in their heart. An honest, tender portrait of a family that acts as a window into the realities and emotions of gender identity. GIRL HEARTED plays with a selection of short films focused on the intersection of family, social issues and the notion of self. 

 

 

GIRL HEARTED Director Headshot Anne Schsoshank

Anne Scheschonk

Director

Anne Scheschonk works as a freelance author and filmmaker. With a background in Media Sciences, Cultural and Media Anthropology, her work focuses on contemporary social issues and questions of identity often told through intimate, personal documentaries.



ARE WE GOOD PARENTS?

Directed by Bola Ogun

2017 / USA / 9mins. / Narrative

ARE WE GOOD PARENTS Girl Hearted Web Image for Shorts Program

 

UNCLE SILAS

Expected Guests: Co-Director, Co-Writer, Actor Sayra Player and Co-Director, Producer, Actor Rebecca Brillhart

Co-Directed by Sayra Player and Rebecca Brillhart

2017 / USA / 15mins. / Narrative

UNCLE SILAS Girl Hearted Image for Shorts Program

 

BREATHE

Directed by Aisha Ford

2018 / USA / 3mins. / Narrative

BREATHE Girl Hearted Image for Shorts Program

 

FAMILY OF TOO MANY

                                  Expected Guest: Director, Writer Maaman Rezaee

Directed by Maaman Rezaee

2017 / Islamic Republic of Iran / 14mins. / Narrative

FAMILY OF TOO MANY Girl Hearted Small Image for Shorts Program


FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Directed by Ashleigh Coffelt

2018 / USA / 10mins. / Narrative

FIRST IMPRESSIONS Girl Hearted Image for Shorts Program2

 

LOVE THE SINNER

Co-Directed by Jessica Devaney and Geeta Gandbhir

2017 / USA / 17mins. / Documentary

LOVE THE SINNER Girl Hearted Image for Shorts Program