Transkids Series 1

  • Documentary
  • 5 Episodes

Four Israeli teenagers undergo an irreversible life-altering process.

Four Israeli families must grapple with the unsettling process their child goes through during the already brutal enough teenage years; each in its one way.

Four years of intimate and raw documenting paint an emotional, dramatic, and eye-opening picture at the heart of which are fundamental questions: what does it mean to be born in a body that is misaligned with your gender? How would we, as parents, react when the child we have raised turns out to be a different person to the one we thought they were? And is our love for our children truly unconditional?

In a long, unprecedented documentary journey, the director chronicles the physical, emotional and social ups and downs in the foursome and their families’ lives – Israeli teens who, despite the hefty price, are no longer afraid of being themselves.

JIFF presents a live in-conversation event with director Hilla Medalia on Sunday 12 July at 6pm AEST. Registration is free but essential here.

Director

Hilla Medalia

Episodes

50m
Episode 1

Four Israeli teenagers undergo the process of life-and-identity-saving gender transformation in a country where military service is mandatory and Orthodox Jewish religion is the law.

50m
Episode 2

Four Israeli teenagers undergo the process of life-and-identity-saving gender transformation in a country where military service is mandatory and Orthodox Jewish religion is the law.

50m
Episode 3

Four Israeli teenagers undergo the process of life-and-identity-saving gender transformation in a country where military service is mandatory and Orthodox Jewish religion is the law.

50m
Episode 4

Four Israeli teenagers undergo the process of life-and-identity-saving gender transformation in a country where military service is mandatory and Orthodox Jewish religion is the law.

50m
Episode 5

Four Israeli teenagers undergo the process of life-and-identity-saving gender transformation in a country where military service is mandatory and Orthodox Jewish religion is the law.