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The Unmentionable Intersections: Black Trans Folks Speak on Menstruation

  • Maysles Cinema 343 Lenox Ave New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

In collaboration with Black Trans Media, a community based project committed to reframing the value and worth of black trans people, the festival presents an evening about trans folks and menstruation. Featuring short films and live storytelling from the black trans and non-gender conforming community, The Unmentionable Intersections will present powerful stories about bodies, health, gender, race, self-determination, menstruation, and more.



Dir. April A. Wilson, USA, 2013, 6m, Narrative
A young trans-man, heads to his doctor’s office for his first pap smear. Faced with the prejudices of the receptionist, other patients, and his doctor, Jo braves the most invasive medical exam of his life. Redressing himself, Jo rebuilds his confidence and leaves a stronger man. 

Menstruation with/out Gender
Dir. Zayera Khan, Sweden, 2014, 7m, Documentary
Trans and intergender persons share their experiences and personal insights on their menstrual cycles.

Reception to follow

Co-presented by Black Trans Media

Earlier Event: June 15
Let It Bleed
Later Event: June 18
Moon Inside You