Q & A with subject Jordan Bryon and Tim DuRoche, Director of Programs
WorldOregon, to follow screening.
* Audience Award - Human Rights Film Festival, 2023 *
* Tim Hetherington Award - Sheffield Doc Fest 2023 *
As a trans man and filmmaker deeply embedded in Afghanistan's conflict, Jordan Bryon faces an ethical dilemma when granted unparalleled access to the Taliban. For over half a decade, Jordan has documented the Afghan turmoil, witnessing the Taliban's resurgence firsthand. TRANSITION chronicles Jordan's journey as a trans man in Afghanistan, working closely with Afghan filmmaker Teddy and Iranian photojournalist Kiana. While a unique opportunity allows Jordan and Teddy intimate insights into a Taliban stronghold, Jordan grapples with the moral complexities of forging authentic bonds with those curtailing many freedoms, all while concealing aspects of his identity. The narrative offers a riveting exploration of preserving personal integrity amid life-threatening circumstances.
OPENING NIGHT IS KINDLY SPONSORED BY BRIAN CARR & THOMAS LAPIERRE
Hero image courtesy of © NEIL BRANDVOLD
Content warning: discussions and scenes related to war and suicide
Length: 89 minutes
WEST COAST PREMIERE
Language: English, Dari, Farsi. English Subtitles
Director: Jordan Bryon, Monica Villamizar
Producer: Monica Villamizar
Cinematographer: Jordan Bryon
Editor: Eduardo Resing, Maria Alejandra Briganti
COMMUNITY PARTNER: WORLD OREGON