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Third Person


General Information

Israel, 2015  | Documentary , 54 min.

Director: Sharon Luzon
Producer: Aurit Zamir- "Gum Films"

 

"A shocking film... the director reveals the enormous pain involved in the denial and lies surrounding the hybrid gender identity of intersex babies" 
Neta Alexander,  Haaretz

"Third Person sticks in your throat.  A quality film which is not easy to watch" 
Doron Brosh, Maariv

"A story small and big, personal and public, sad and joyous all at once"
Alma Biblash,  Local Call Magazine

"A film worth watching!"
Nir Kipnis, Globes Magazine

Synopsis

Susan was born with both male and female sex organs. When she was just five months old, her parents decided that she would be a female. It wasn't until she was 35 that she first learned these facts.
The medical establishment takes the position that everyone must be either one or the other: male or female. Susan, on the other hand, has reached the conclusion that this division is the result of utilitarian social considerations, and that there is no way – certainly not surgical – to force this dichotomy on intersex individuals.
This film follows two compelling storylines. One is the story of Susan and her social activism. The other is the story of Ofer, another intersex individual, whose story is an inspiring mirror image of hers. The film follows Susan on her inner journey and her social crusade, examining whether she will manage to define her place in society.

Festivals and Awards

Awards

Nominated to the Israeli Film & TV Academy Award for the Best Mid-Length Documentary 2015 

 

Festivals

Everybody's Perfect Film Festival, Switzerland, October 2016
Queerfilmfestival Bremen, Germany, October 2016
MIX Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2016

Translations: The Seattle Transgender film Festival, USA, May 2016

Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival, May 2016   

BFI LGBT London International Film Festival, March 2016  

Washington Jewish Film Festival, February 2016   
Mexico Jewish Film Festival, January 2016   

Docaviv International Film Festival, Tel Aviv, May 2015

 

 

Credits

Director: Sharon Luzon
Producer: Aurit Zmir "Gum Films"
Produced with the help of: Mifal HaPais, Gesher Fund, Yes Docu
Screenplay: Sharon Luzon and Gilad inbar
Cinematographer: Talia (Tulik) Galon
Editor: Gilad Inbar
Sound designer: Michael Emeth
Original score: Roy Klener

Original Language: Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish and English

Subtitles: English


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