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[Worcester] “Representing Ourselves into Existence”: Tracing the History of Trans Filmmaking in the United States and Canada

February 3, 2020 at 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location:Razzo Hall at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts

Despite recent attention to representations of trans people in media, media created by trans people is often overlooked. Creating and circulating audiovisual media is a particularly powerful way to create new representations and new worlds. In this talk, Dr. Laura Horak (Carleton University) will present a history of trans, Two Spirit, intersex, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming film- and video-making in the United States and Canada, from the beginning of cinema to today. Horak will also present the Transgender Media Portal which will be a new resource for learning about trans-made films and videos.