TransMilitary

Screenings

June 19, 2018
9:15 PM /
New York
Screening followed by discussion with Director Gabriel Silverman, Co-director Fiona Dawson, Producer Jamie Coughlin, film subject US Army Corporal Laila Villanueva, and Ryan Thoreson, Researcher, LGBT Rights Program, HRW
QA Session with the Filmmaker
June 20, 2018
Screening followed by discussion with Director Gabriel Silverman, Co-director Fiona Dawson, Producer Jamie Coughlin, film subject US Army Corporal Laila Villanueva, and Joshua Block, Senior Staff Attorney, LGBT & HIV Project, ACLU
QA Session with the Filmmaker

It is our time now to step forward and say, ‘OK, it’s not about what gender I am, it’s about if I can get the job done. And we for years have shown that, so why not acknowledge us?’” - Laila Villanueva, film subject, TransMilitary

The military is the largest employer of transgender people in the United States. Amid rapidly changing policies that technically at present bans them from serving, 15,500 troops identify as transgender. TransMilitary documents four brave men and women who risk their families’ livelihoods by coming out to the Pentagon’s top brass in the hope of attaining the equal right to serve. With a new commander-in-chief at the helm, they must traverse a series of successes and defeats, as their careers hang in the balance.
Audience Award for Documentary, South by Southwest Film Festival 2018

Filmmaker(s): 
Gabriel Silverman, Co-director Fiona Dawson
Year: 
2018
92m
Language(s): 
English
Genre: 
Documentary