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October 2, 2022

11:30 a.m.

Fresno City College, OAB Auditorium

Transcendent Shorts


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Dir: Kaspersilas Crystallando | Denmark | 4 min

In Danish with English subtitles

Based on a true story. Taking the final steps to become her authentic self, a transgendered woman returns to find love lost. Broken and sad, only her true reflection saves the day.

My Abortion Saved My Life

Dir: Ruby Fludzinski, Tiler Wilson | US | 9 min

Cazembe Murphy Jackson (he/him), a Black trans activist living in Atlanta, Georgia, shares why his access to abortion was vital to his life. After developing severe depression following a sexual assault, and quickly learning he was pregnant, Cazembe's abortion saved him from suicide. Cazembe's story demonstrates the life-saving urgency of abortion access.


Dir: Yané Garcia | US | 32 min

Trans individuals discuss the euphoria and physical pain that comes when chest binding.

How Not To Date While Trans

Dir: Nyala Moon | US | 13 min

A break-the-fourth-wall, dark comedy that follows the dating life of a black trans woman and the problematic men she meets along the way.


Dir: Rebecca Marquardt, Lane Michael Stanley | US | 10 min

A gay cis woman's father is surprisingly happy when she brings her transmasc boyfriend home - but she soon realizes he's only happy because she's in a straight-passing relationship.

Heads Above Water

Dir: Afra Nuarey | Bangladesh | 7 min

In Bengali with English subtitles

This documentary uncovers the hidden truths of the Hijra community struggling to navigate through a Muslim society that has all but rejected them. We follow the intrinsic lives of three trans women who forge different relationships within society.

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