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Project of the Day: ‘Becoming More Visible’

Project of the Day: 'Becoming More Visible'

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“Becoming More Visible”

Tweetable Logline: BECOMING MORE VISIBLE, A GROUNDBREAKING FILM Trans teen homelessness – A burgeoning crisis. Who is responsible? The kids, or society?

Elevator Pitch:
From behind the lens of photographer Josh Lehrer we will tell the compelling stories of five, homeless transgender teens. Their backgrounds are diverse, but their stories are strikingly similar. Rejected by their families and lured to NYC with the hope of finding connection and love, many of these trans kids instead find themselves again rejected and homeless. But is it their fault?

After years of exploring this topic we now want to turn an inquisitive lens to the society at large; a society that refuses to acknowledge a broad spectrum of gender expression and to ask them some pertinent questions.

Production Team:

Pamela French – Producer/Director
Josh Lehrer – Photographer/Co-Producer

About the Production: 
My desire to make a film that transcends victimhood resonated deeply with Josh.

Josh and I are both parents. We know that in addition to emotional safety, kids want and need to be seen. Josh’s process of portrait making; trust building, freedom of expression and positive affirmation will serve as both a through line and structural platform for the film. Creating a propulsive narrative as the kids move from a socially imposed paradigm and transcend a binary definition of gender that allows them to become more fully integrated.

Current Status: Pre-Production.

For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page

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