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South Bay Premiere
Family in Transition
SPONSORED BY
SHARON AND AMIR ASHKENAZI
HAGIT AND OREN ZEEV


Family in Transition

Hannah SimpsonSPECIAL GUEST: Come meet Hannah Simpson, a nationally-known writer and speaker on transgender identity intersected with Jewish faith. Hannah's writing on transgender advocacy has been featured on Refinery29, MarieClaire.com, the Jewish Times of Baltimore and more.

Hannah will be introduced by Ken Yeager
Ken Yeager is an educator and community leader in Santa Clara County. He currently is Executive Director of the BAYMEC Community Foundation and a political science lecturer at San Jose State University. Formerly he was elected to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in June of 2006. He served three full terms, leaving office at the end of 2018.

Synopsis

Family In Transition charts the seismic changes in a close-knit Israeli family grappling with gender transition. After years of marriage and four children, Amit reveals to his wife Galit his secret desire to be a woman. The decision is met with extraordinary support from Galit who plans to stay by her husband's side. Their young children digest the news with remarkable maturity. But the family is shunned by their conservative northern Israeli town, and even by some friends and relatives. As Amit's surgery approaches, anxieties increase, and the family's journey of self-discovery threatens to tear them apart.


Film Details
Director:
Ofir Trainin
Country:
Israel
Language:
Hebrew w/English subtitles
Running time:
70 min
Year:
2018
Genre: Documentary