Little Girl

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Film Info
Original Title:Petite fille
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Documentary
Spotlight: Common Ground
Tags:Documentary
Francophone
LGBTQ+ Currents
Youth
Education
Release Year:2020
Runtime:85 min
Country/Region:France
Denmark
Language:French
Print Source:Music Box Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hSmY2PafHE
Cast/Crew
Director:Sébastien Lifshitz
Producer:Muriel Meynard
Cinematographer:Paul Guilhaume
Editor:Pauline Gaillard

Description

“When I grow up, I’ll be a girl.” So claims 3-year-old Sasha, whose working-class parents struggle to help her navigate in a world that doesn’t want to accept that just because Sasha was born a boy, she is truly a little girl.

Following the family starting when Sasha was 7, director Sébastien Lifshitz crafts a remarkable documentary about one of the most determined and likeable people you will ever meet. Sasha has known she is a girl since age 2, and the rest of her small town in France has to just keep up. As her father says, “It’s not a question of ‘tolerating,’ it’s Sasha and that’s it.” But the family’s acceptance doesn’t mean the town is on board, as Sasha has to face indifferent doctors, a school that forces her to wear gender-specific boys clothing, and the little indignities that follow anyone whose dream bothers their community. “[An] illuminating, trans-positive work.” --Leslie Felperin, The Guardian (UK)


Director Biography

Sébastien Lifshitz Born and raised in Paris, Sébastien Lifshitz is the director of the features Open Bodies (Les corps ouverts) (1998), Come Undone (Presque rien) (2000), Wild Side (2004), Going South (Plein sud) (2009) and the documentaries The Crossing (La traversée) (2001), Les Invisibles (2012), Bambi (2013), The Lives of Thérèse (Les vies de Thérèse) (2016) and Adolescents (Adolescentes) (2019).


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