Change in the Family
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This is a transgender-transition film with a story of celebration, health and unconditional love. A much-needed portrayal of biracial trans and gender-nonconforming lives in America, this documentary chronicles the transition of a young adult and the empathetic response of his family. But Change in the Family is about so much more than the transition experience; it speaks to the complexity of young adulthood, being a person of color, having a biracial identity and coming out as trans and gender-nonconforming. Zo’s story provides hope for a time when portraying this type of experience is no longer so unusual.
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Change in the Family - Documentary - Directed by Sam Hampton
- Aurora Martin - Moderator
Aurora Martin is the Managing Director of the Social Justice Film Festival & Institute, based in Seattle, Washington. For over 20 years, she has worked on social justice issues, wearing many hats - as a lawyer, executive, teacher, and storyteller - working on a diversity of projects at the intersection of advocacy, creative media, and popular culture.
- Sam Hampton
An award-winning filmmaker, Sam co-founded Docs in Progress, an education resource for filmmakers. He also served as Executive Director of a Capitol Hill technology nonprofit, Program Director for higher education initiatives at the Executive Leadership Foundation, and with the New York State Health Department. Sam holds a PhD in Urban Education from Cleveland State University.
- Carolyn MacGregor
Carolyn MacGregor lives in Seattle with her two teenage daughters, one of whom is transgender, and has been active with organizations that provide trans advocacy and support for the past nine years.
- Sam Berliner
Sam is the festival director of Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival, in addition to Programming & Operations Manager for Three Dollar Bill Cinema year-round. A Seattle-based filmmaker and animator, Sam is best known for engaging and accessible films about gender non-conformity. Sam is a graduate of Smith College with a BA in Film & Theatre and earned an MFA in Cinema from San Francisco State University.
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