Still from Transgender Parents
Still from Transgender Parents

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Transgender Parents (Parents Transgenres)

by Rémy Huberdeau
A story of love and life, sharing the struggles and strengths of several trans women and trans men navigating different stages of parenting.
2014  ·  45m  ·  Canada
About the Film

TRANSGENDER PARENTS is about love, life and kids after a gender transition. It shares the struggles and strengths of several trans women and trans men navigating different stages of parenting: from pregnancy, through raising infants, toddlers and teenagers. Some, who transitioned prior to founding their families, experience fertility clinics and hospital births; others, who transitioned in the presence of their kids work to renegotiate their identity and relationships within their families. All are openly out in the world as trans and as parents in ways that weren’t possible 20 years ago.

Syrus and Nik, both in their 30s, live in downtown Toronto. We follow their story from Syrus’s pregnancy to the 2nd birthday of young Amélie as they make their way in the world as black gay trans men with a blond blue-eyed daughter.

Aiyyana is a Haudenosaunee grandmother who was born male and has journeyed through genders and considers herself a transformed woman. An accomplished writer and award-winning theatre artist, Aiyyana is building a home on her childhood reserve along with one of her adult children.

Originally, from Alberta, Jenna is a 30-year-old trans-mother-to-be who runs an organic farm with her partner near Montreal. We learn about her path to motherhood, and witness the hours following the arrival of her baby.

Stefonknee is a trans woman of 45 who came out when her 7 children were almost all teenagers. The process of finding herself and going public has been too much for most of her family to bear. She has moved to Toronto from rural Ontario where she is a speaker and activist. We follow her on a visit to her hometown as she tries to heal broken connections.

Hershel, a Jewish trans man in his late 60s, is a psychotherapist whose son was 19 years old when he transitioned. We witness their loving and at times difficult relationship as both speak candidly about their experiences as parent and child over the last fifteen years.

Upcoming Screenings

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Festivals and Awards
Gender Reel Festival, Omaha NE,, Official Selection
Gender Reel Festival, Philadelphia, PA,, Official Selection
Gender Reel Festival, Long Beach, CA, Official Selection
Gender Reel Festival, Minneapolis, MN, Official Selection
Gender Reel Festival, Durham NC, Official Selection
Stella Valiani
Nicolas Venne
Jacques W. Lina
Soundtrack Composer
Rae Spoon
Rémy Huberdeau and Shelley Tepperman
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About the Director

Rémy Huberdeau

Rémy is into exploring the borderlands as it applies up here in northern North America (Turtle Island) in the dimensions of culture and micro-cultures, language and linguistic politics in the layers upon layers of dynamics in colonial communities that are trying to deconstruct themselves. Rémy is also into exploring the borderlands in terms of Trans identities naviguating the world today. He is a artist, documentarian, editor and subtitler for mostly community-based video projects in Quebec, Manitoba, Ontario and Labrador.

Rémy is Franco-Manitoban, basically from St-Boniface, Manitoba. He started working with video at the age of 21 with the production of a first experimental documentary, Loveletter to St-Boniface with Winnipeg’s video co-operative, Video Pool, signed under the name Mireille. At 29, came back to the love of storytelling after finishing an intensive documentary-cinema program at Quebec’s Institut National de l’Image et du Son.

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