America in Transition is a documentary series and social impact campaign that explores relationships, family, and social change from the perspective of trans people of color across the United States.
America in Transition offers customized screenings, workshops, and lectures to a variety of audiences including Film, Public Humanities, Multicultural Student Affairs, Latino Studies, and more to bring intersectional programming to colleges across the country in Fall 2017 and Spring 2017.
View or download out our Programming Guide here for a full list of workshops, lectures, speakers, and more. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, concerns, or to book us today.
EP1: LEARNING TO RECOGNIZE MYSELF AGAIN
Arkansas: The threat of violence is an everyday experience for trans people. When Tiommi Luckett’s worst fears come true, she struggles to reconnect with the bold, adventurous woman she’s always been against a backdrop of self-imposed isolation. Episode addresses HIV criminalization, sexual violence, and healing from trauma.
EP2: A FAMILY MATTER
Milwaukee: Dezjorn is a pretty boy. After modeling from infancy, his mother struggles to understand why her child wanted to become a man. Even as he became a transgender public figure, he hid his gender identity from his mom. Now they are trying to understand one another before it’s too late. Episode addresses family acceptance, media literacy, race, and social transitioning.
IN DEVELOPMENT (EXPECTED FALL 2017)
EP3: LEGISLATING HATE
North Carolina: After being kicked out of the military under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Z Zaldivar became an unlikely advocate. A self-described “woke redneck,” Z has forged a chosen family while straddling two world at odds with one another. When North Carolina lawmakers pass the most regressive law in 50 years, Z and those he love have to fight for their right to exist. Episode addresses civil rights and history.
EP4: WHERE IS MY REFUGE?
Chicago: Propelled by a death wish, Zuri became a police chief in Puebla, Mexico, one of the most dangerous districts for trans women in the world. After transitioning on the job, and witnessing her best friend’s beheading, she escaped to Chicago to start her life over. Episode addresses hate violence, employment, and immigration.
EP5: MOVE FORWARD, LOOK BACK
New Mexico: Part Ojibwe and part Oneida, Ty Defoe grew up on a reservation in Wisconsin where he was mentored since youth to be a pow wow dancer. The only hoop dancer from his tribe, Ty is honored to help remind humans of their connection to the Great Mystery. Join Ty as he attends the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirit Pow Wow, the largest gathering of its kind in the country. Episode addresses coming of age, colonialism, and cultural preservation.
View or download out our Press Kit with descriptions of over a dozen accompanying workshop and/or lectures here. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, concerns, or to book us today.