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In a world of fixed positions and prescribed roles, expanding the definition of gender requires the courage to dive deep into understanding and acceptance. Christina Willings’ documentary Beauty explores the lives of five gender-creative kids, each uniquely engaged in shaping their ideas of what it means to be fully human. Claiming your own sense of gender when everything around you insists that you comply and conform can be challenging, and sometimes scary. But luckily, family and friends are there to help.

Free-flowing animated elements, ranging from images of octopuses to astronauts, draw together the kids’ shared experiences in beautifully rendered fantasias that celebrate the power of imagination and the flourishing force of self-determination. Playful, goofy, loving and brave—each of these remarkable kids has found their own way to break free and show the world what it really means to be your true self.

2018, 23 min 20 s

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Documentary Social/Political
Yorkton Film Festival
May 23 to 26 2019, Yorkton - Canada

Kathleen Shannon Award
Yorkton Film Festival
May 23 to 26 2019, Yorkton - Canada

Most Inspirational Short Film
Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families
April 7 to 13 2019, Vancouver - Canada

Best Short Documentary
Providence Children's Film Festival
February 15 to 28 2019, Providence - USA

Audience Choice Award
Reel Pride Film Festival
October 9 to 14 2018, Winnipeg - Canada

Honorable Mention
Fusion FIlm Festival
September 19 to 23 2018, Oslo - Norway

People’s Choice award for Best Short
Out on Screen - Queer Film & Video Festival
August 19 2018, Vancouver - Canada