Becoming Ourselves: Breaking the Binary (2021)

shortsRuntime: 60 min. | Recommended Ages: 10+
These films explore identity beyond gender binaries, as queer kids shape their own ideas of who they are, finding possibilities of joy and community along the way. Discover powerful connections to the past when long-hidden histories are revealed in the Oscar-shortlisted Kapaemahu. Or break through distance and discomfort in The Name of the Son to find unexpected closeness to family. Create new relationships to yourself, your body, and others through sports in the short doc Joy Run.

Shorts in this lineup:


United States
Animation, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, & Joe Wilson, 2020, 9 min.
in Hawaiian, with English subtitles

Joy Run

United States
Documentary, Tourmaline, 2020, 4 min.
In English

The Name of the Son

Argentina | New York Premiere
Live Action, Martina Matzkin, 2020, 13 min.
In Spanish, with English subtitles


Animation, Géraldine Charpentier, 2017, 2 min.
In French, with English subtitles


United States | New York Premiere
Documentary, Live Action, Aurora Brachman, 2020, 6 min.
In English


Belgium, France, Portugal | New York Premiere
Animation, Alexandre Siqueira, 2019, 14 min.
In English

Self Story

Animation, Documentary, Géraldine Charpentier, 2018, 5 min.
In French, with English subtitles