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BORN TO BE
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Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 - Friday, Dec 11, 2020
With extraordinary access, Born To Be takes an intimate look at how one doctor's work at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery impacts the lives of his patients as well as how his work as a pioneering gender-affirming surgeon has led to his own transformation.
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"Deeply moving and humane." —Hollywood Reporter

"Heartbreaking, uplifting, a must-see." —Film Threat

"Intimate and highly compelling." —Indiewire

Born to Be follows the work of Dr. Jess Ting (he/him) at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery. There, for the first time ever in New York City, transgender and gender non-conforming people have access to quality transition-related care. With extraordinary access, this remarkable documentary offers an intimate look at how one doctor's work impacts the lives of his patients as well as how his journey from renowned plastic surgeon to pioneering gender-affirming specialist has led to his own transformation.

Dr. Ting's patients are as diverse as the city itself. Cashmere (she/her), decades sober and with a zest for life, offers an invaluable queer history lesson as she looks back on the tumultuous existense she once led on the streets of New York. Jordan (they/them) is non-binary and, with their nurturing partner by their side, finally has the support they need to take the next step in their transition. The loquacious Garnet (she/her) moved to New York City to transition and has the full support of her family, but still struggles with depression. Shawn (he/him) signed up for a new type of gender-affirming surgery pioneered by Dr. Ting with the help of brave patients like him. And heart-and-scene stealer Mahogany (she/her) was once a successful male model, but sacrificed her career to begin life as the woman she is. Through their stories, their joys and hardships, the film addresses the nuances and complexities of gender, exploring key issues around the human right to define gender for oneself.  



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Series:Last Chance
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Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:92 minutes
Director:Tania Cypriano
Year Released:2020
Production Country:USA
Language:English