FRIDAY, MAY 3RD, 6:00PM
Panel discussion with ACLU of Oregon Legal Director Mat dos Santos, trans advocate / activist Michalle Wright, and LGBTQ Veterans Coordinator for ODVA Nathaniel Boehme to follow screening.
Former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, a trans woman and whistleblower, made headlines in 2010 after disclosing thousands of government documents to WikiLeaks. After serving seven years in military prison her 35-year sentence was commuted. In this exclusive look at her 'life as a coming-of-age story,' Chelsea adjusts to a whole new world: Trump's America. Supported by friends, lawyers and loved ones, she jumps back into activism and politics, advocating for government transparency and transgender rights, even running for the US Senate. Finding her footing amidst alt-right rhetoric and escalating threats to her community, maintaining her signature perseverance while learning to better protect herself as a public figure, and coming to terms with her past in order to face her future takes new resolve as she moves into uncharted territory.
- Angie Driscoll, Hot Docs
FILM KINDLY SPONSORED BY ERICKA HEIDRICK, RUSS GAGE & ROD OLIN
Length: 92 minutes
Premiere: US West Coast
CAST & CREDITS
Director: Tim Travers Hawkins
Producer: Julia Nottingham, Lucas Ochoa, Thomas Benski, Isabel Davis
Screenwriter: Mark Monroe
Cinematographer: Tim Travers Hawkins
Editor: Enat Sidi, Andrea Scott
Executive Producer: Laura Poitras, Charlotte Cook, Vinnie Malhotra, Mary Burke, Michael Bloom, Lisa Leingang, Sharon Chang, Christos Konstantakopoulos, Blaine Vess, Marisa Clifford, Ryan Harrington
Cast: Chelsea Manning, Nancy Hollander, Vince Ward, Chase Strangio
ACLU of Oregon