Growing Up Coy

Screenings

2016 Season
New York

How far would you go to fight for your child’s rights? When Coy, a six-year-old transgender girl is banned from using the girls’ bathroom at school, her parents take a stand. In Colorado, Coy’s parents hire a lawyer to pursue a landmark civil rights case of discrimination, and the family is thrust into the international media spotlight, causing their lives to change forever. A timely topic as states across the US battle with this particular civil rights issue.

Filmmaker(s): 
Eric Juhola
Country of Production: 
US
Year: 
2016
83m
Language(s): 
In English
Genre: 
Documentary
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Eric Juhola
Director

Eric Juhola founded the film and television production company Still Point Pictures and produced the Gotham Award-nominated documentary Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa, winning 8 best documentary prizes at festivals around the world, followed by a theatrical release and US broadcast on the Sundance Channel. Eric is also the producer of the ITVS/PBS documentary Broken Heart Land which premiered at the Frameline Film Festival and aired on PBS WORLD Channel’s series America ReFramed in 2014.