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Atempa: Sueños a la orilla del rio
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directed by Edson Caballero Trujillo, 1974-; produced by Edson Caballero Trujillo, 1974- (New York, NY: Pragda, 2013), 1 hour 27 mins
Tino considers herself neither male nor female, but rather a “muxe,” a third gender that has been integrated into Zapotec culture. An intimate journey, Atempa raises important questions about the conflation of gender and sexual orientation and the influence of culture on gender identity. 
directed by Edson Caballero Trujillo, 1974-; produced by Edson Caballero Trujillo, 1974- (New York, NY: Pragda, 2013), 1 hour 27 mins
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The Guest
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directed by Kira de Hemmer Jeppesen, fl. 2012-2017; produced by Kira de Hemmer Jeppesen, fl. 2012-2017, Myriad Pictures (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2012), 20 mins
Following the personal story of a Danish first-time surrogate mother, The Guest explores issues of maternal bonding, modern families, relatedness, and desired control over body and mind. We follow the mature surrogate and her female partner through the pregnancy, and through intimate interviews we are given a ra...
directed by Kira de Hemmer Jeppesen, fl. 2012-2017; produced by Kira de Hemmer Jeppesen, fl. 2012-2017, Myriad Pictures (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2012), 20 mins
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Two Spirits
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directed by Lydia Nibley, fl. 2009; produced by Russell Martin, 1952- and Lydia Nibley, fl. 2009, Say Yes Quickly Productions, Riding The Tiger Productions and Just Media (New York, NY: The Cinema Guild, 2010), 54 mins

Two Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a mother's loss of her son with a revealing look at the largely unknown history of a time when the world wasn't simply divided into male and female and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.

Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a m...

directed by Lydia Nibley, fl. 2009; produced by Russell Martin, 1952- and Lydia Nibley, fl. 2009, Say Yes Quickly Productions, Riding The Tiger Productions and Just Media (New York, NY: The Cinema Guild, 2010), 54 mins
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Paradise Bent
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written by Heather Croall and Karin Altmann, fl. 1986; directed by Heather Croall; produced by Heather Croall, Australian Film Commission (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 51 mins
This is one of the first explorations of the Samoan fa'afafines, boys who are raised as girls, fulfilling a traditional role in Samoan culture. The film shows how in the large Samoan family there may be one or two fa'afafines who are not only accepted but appreciated. They cheerfully share the women's traditional...
written by Heather Croall and Karin Altmann, fl. 1986; directed by Heather Croall; produced by Heather Croall, Australian Film Commission (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 51 mins
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Odô Yá!: Life with AIDS
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written by Tania Cypriano; directed by Tania Cypriano; produced by Tania Cypriano (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 59 mins
This is the affirming story of how Candomble, a Brazilian religion of African origin, has become a source of strength and power for a group of AIDS sufferers. Shot in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Bahia, it shows the rituals of Candomble and the celebration of Carnival. It features the personal struggles and words...
written by Tania Cypriano; directed by Tania Cypriano; produced by Tania Cypriano (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 59 mins
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A Little for My Heart and A Little for My God
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written by Brita Landoff, fl. 1983; directed by Brita Landoff, fl. 1983; produced by Lindberg & Landoff Film (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 58 mins
Since in Algeria most women traditionally are not allowed to mix with men, female orchestras customarily entertain gatherings of women. When they play, women remove their veils and dance, away from the view of men. All summer long one can hear music from roof terraces and walled gardens as women celebrate engageme...
written by Brita Landoff, fl. 1983; directed by Brita Landoff, fl. 1983; produced by Lindberg & Landoff Film (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 58 mins
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Eunuchs: India's Third Gender
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written by Michael Yorke, fl. 1976-2005; directed by Michael Yorke, fl. 1976-2005 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1991), 49 mins
This extraordinary film explores the twilight world of India's eunuchs who both exploit and bewail their ill-defined status within society. The eunuchs introduce a special world, where for them divinity and daily life alternate in the flash of an exquisitely made-up eye. A 3,600-strong ancient sect who claim to be...
written by Michael Yorke, fl. 1976-2005; directed by Michael Yorke, fl. 1976-2005 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1991), 49 mins
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