Pride: Modern experiences

Documentaries and short films

Cover art for Someone like me

Someone like me (2021)
Horlor, S., & Adams, S.J. (Directors)

Follows the parallel journeys of Drake, a gay asylum seeker from Uganda, and a group of strangers from Vancouver’s queer community who are tasked with supporting his resettlement in Canada.

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Only one (2017)
Horlor, S., & Adams, S. (Directors). 

A woman with a turbulent past confronts the fact that she is the only visible transgender person living in a remote region of the Canadian Rockies. 

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The two lives of Li Ermao (2019)
Yuchuan, J. (Director). 

Filmed over 17 years across Southern China, The Two Lives of Li Ermao is the intimate and heart wrenching story of Li Ermao, a transgender migrant worker, transitioning from male to female, then back to male.

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Southern Pride (2018)
Ingram, M. (Director). 

This inspiring documentary profiles two lesbian bar owners in Mississippi battling to host local Pride events in the wake of fresh ignorance and hatred stirred up by the election of Donald Trump.

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Call her Ganda (2018)
Raval, PJ. (Director). 

When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case; an activist attorney, a transgender journalist, and Jennifer’s mother, galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism.

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I am gay (2020)
Charley, A. (Director). 

After working abroad for five years, filmmaker Ajahnis Charley returns home to Oshawa, Ontario, in the age of quarantine. In addition to reuniting with his family, he returns with a mission to share some deep personal truths. Surprising conversations ensue with his mother and three siblings creating, in this humorous and heart-wrenching story about our need to seek love and acceptance within our own families.

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Into light (2021)
McDonald, S. (Director). 

When a child reveals who they truly are on the inside, how does a parent set aside their own expectations to help them become their most authentic self? Sheona McDonald’s documentary captures a season of change as a mother and child navigate the complexities of gender identity together.