Man Made

Series: QDoc

This is part of QDoc 2018

In MAN MADE, director T Cooper, himself born and raised female, takes us into the heart of transgender male (FTM) culture, revealing unexpected truths about gender, masculinity, humanity and love. Four trans men take a variety of life paths toward stepping on stage at Trans FitCon, the only all-transgender bodybuilding competition in the world. MAN MADE is a character-driven, intimate, and riveting verité-style competition film, as well as a unique narrative on social justice. It speaks to the ways in which we all choose to define and reshape ourselves, both figuratively and literally.

The strength on display in MAN MADE transcends the physical: Rese is a young father struggling with periods of homelessness; Dominic seeks out his family of origin, confronting an alternate history for himself; Kennie admits to himself and his loved ones who he is for the first time in his life; and Mason, a loving husband who struggles with mental illness, works daily to be the man he's always wanted to be - on both the inside and out. For the men of MAN MADE, it's not about winning - it's about being seen.

Director T Cooper and subject Mason Caminiti in attendance.

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T Cooper
95 mins.
Wheelchair accessible
Assistive Listening
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