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Identities

Drama Short

Identities is a feature length documentary, charting the multi coloured, multi cultural transgender community in Ireland.

 

Five personal stories illustrate and give shape to the different but parallel worlds of Transvestism, Transsexualism, Drag, Homosexuality, Sex, Sexual identity, and Gender Dysphoria. The film unfolds as fly on the wall footage introduces us to the world of each contributor. Their incredible stories are documented in a series of revealing interviews, each narrative preceded by a performance art piece, and more abstract self-representation. Personal histories charting hardship, rejection and discrimination are placed in a wider social, political and religious context through personal experiences. At its heart, this is a film about the human spirit. Overcoming stereotype and categorization, the gender construct is broken down, allowing personality and human emotion a path to expression.

Writer: Vittoria Colonna di Stigliano

Director: Vittoria Colonna di Stigliano

DOP: Raja Nundlall, Tim Fleming

Sound: Damien Looney

Editor: Eoin McGuirk

Year: 2008