Petite Fille + discussion with transgender care professionals and author Lea Maas

Intimate documentary about an extraordinary family that fights – without any prejudice – for the happiness of daughter Sasha, a seven-year-old girl who was born as a boy.

Note: this programme is in Dutch.
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After screening the documentary there will be a discussion with several professionals from a transgender care centre called Mutsaersstichting (language: Dutch). Author Lea Maas is also present. In her books she focuses on the life of her transgender daughter.

Programme
7:30 PM Welcome
7:32 PM Start documentary
9:00 PM Start discussion
9:30 PM End of programme
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Petite Fille

Intimate documentary about an extraordinary family that fights – without any prejudice – for the happiness of daughter Sasha, a seven-year-old girl who was born as a boy.

Please note that this film is in French, with Dutch subtitles.
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When she grows up, she will be a girl. This is something Sasha has dreamed of since early childhood. Her family soon realises how serious she is. In addition to interviews with the parents, who acknowledge their daughter as such without hesitation, the film depicts the family’s tireless struggle against a hostile environment as well as their everyday lives. We see Sasha at play, practising ballet and during a visit to a therapist. At school, Sasha is not allowed to appear as a girl but must wear gender-specific boys’ clothes. Tenderly filmed images and close-ups of Sasha’s face create a gentle intimacy. Sometimes, it is as if she does not understand why everything is so complicated and why she cannot simply be what she is and wear what she wants. Two-time Teddy Award winner Sébastien Lifshitz paints the touching portrait of an seven-year-old who questions her gender and who, in doing so, provokes some disturbing reactions from a society still stuck in a biologically deterministic boy-girl way of thinking. (source: www.berlinale.de)

Sébastien Lifshitz, France, Denemark, 2020, 85 min. French spoken, Dutch subtitles.