SIDNEY & FRIENDS | Texas Premiere
Directed by Tristan Aitchison
(2018; 75 min; United Kingdom; B&W / Color; In Swahili and English with English Subtitles; Print Courtesy of the Artist)
Sydney, who was born intersex to a family in Western Kenya, was forced to flee to Nairobi after his family, convinced he was possessed by demons who wanted to make him a man, attempted to murder him. Forced from slum to slum and subjected to beatings and humiliation at the hands of strangers, Sidney’s life changes for the better once he met a group of transgender friends. Filmed over the course of three years, Sidney and his friends share their life stories with poignancy and humor.