She's A Boy I Knew

She's A Boy I Knew

DVD - 2008
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"Filmmaker Gwen Haworth turns her camera on her family for this down-to-earth grassroots documentary that follows her transition from male to female over the course of several years"--Container.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Outcast Films/Shapeshifter Films, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
Branch Call Number: 791.430233 HAWOR SHE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (70 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: She is a boy I knew

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ms_mustard
Mar 08, 2018

brave, revealing doc of one man's transition to becoming a woman - and the swirl of feelings it stirred among his family and his friends.

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Nursebob
Jan 04, 2015

In 2000 clean-cut jock Steven Haworth began a four-year journey that would see “him” become Gwen Tara Haworth, a spiky-haired trans woman with a penchant for doc martins and alternative girlfriends. Looking back on her childhood and transitional period through home movies and contemporary interviews with friends, family, and an ex-wife, Gwen holds nothing back as she talks about her struggles with gender identity and acceptance issues; struggles which often hurt the very people who loved her. Although well-spoken and honest to a fault, Gwen’s long list of confessions is thankfully upstaged periodically by her parents, especially mom whose candid thoughts on her new daughter (and wistful recollections of her now defunct son) range from wry observations to intensely personal revelations. As Gwen herself admits, “How much courage does it take to give up the dreams we have for our loved ones in order to invest in the dreams they have for themselves?” A brave and intimate video diary of one person’s often painful evolution.

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