“An affecting and, despite present circumstances, hopeful doc”
— John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
DATE: 14 Mar 2019
TIME: 7:00 pm
LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas
Director Gabriel Silverman, Fiona Dawson
Run Time 92min
Awards & Screenings
Frameline 2018, SXSW Film Festival 2018
Source The Film Collaborative
TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace and First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. They put their careers and their families’ livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban was lifted in 2016, but with President Trump now trying to reinstate it, their futures hang in the balance again.
Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender employer in the U.S.), where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies ban their service.
Screening with short Great Again
Director Kirrilee Bailey
Run Time 6min