Join the research team with the Transgender Media Portal for a discussion about the Shorts: Joy & Catharsis program at the Translations Film Festival!
From the festival's site: "Far too often we are dramatized as tragic, deceptive, and villainous. We are fetishized and exploited as objects of the cis gaze. The cultural imagination consumes us when we overcome obstacles, so they can celebrate our bravery and authenticity. Joy reminds us not to inflict this violence on ourselves. Catharsis acknowledges and allows us to release the pain of this violence. By telling our own stories, we radically claim our birthright to take up space and celebrate the power of our bodies, desires, and futures. "
More information about the program and the films that are part of it can be found here.