At the risk of being discharged and losing their livelihoods, trans service members come out to top brass at the Pentagon to challenge the transgender military ban. From 2015 to the present day, we follow four trans service members—Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace, and First Lieutenant El Cook—as they fight to defend their equal right to serve their country. A 2018 SXSW Audience Award winner.

Preceded by: 

Pre-Drink (Dir: Marc-Antoine Lemire, 23 min.)

SAT | July 14 | Harmony Gold | 4:30 PM

Directors: Gabriel Silverman | Fiona Dawson

USA | 93 minutes | 2018


Director Bio: 

Silverman is a journalist whose work has been recognized with more than a dozen awards, including an Edward R. Murrow Award for his investigative film work, and two News & Documentary Emmy nominations. Silverman is the co-founder of SideXSide Studios and a 2017 IFP Lab fellow.

Dawson is an LGBTQ advocate, Emmy-nominated multimedia director and producer, and IFP Documentary Lab Fellow. Dawson was honored by the White House for her work as an LGBTQ Artist Champion of Change in 2015. She served on the Board of Directors for HRC and NLGJA. She is Principal of Free Lion Productions.