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BRISBANE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL

5 - 15 MARCH 2020

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TransMilitary

“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

UNCLASSIFIED  15+

Year  2018

Country  USA

Language  English

Director  Gabriel Silverman, Fiona Dawson

Genre  Documentary

Run Time  92min

Awards & Screenings

Frameline 2018, SXSW Film Festival 2018

Source  The Film Collaborative

SYNOPSIS

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

Year  2018

Country  Australia

Run Time  6min