Trans activist and MA Squential Design/Illustration graduate Fox Fisher will be participating in a Q&A following a screening of their documentary I AM THEY, which focuses on non binary trans issues on 28 November. I AM THEY is one of the first full length documentaries focusing on non binary trans issues. It follows the life of Fox and Owl, non binary trans activists and film makers. Fox first came out as trans on the mainstream documentary, My Transsexual Summer, and has since then been a prominent voice for trans people in the UK.
In the last few years, Fox and Owl have focused their efforts on bringing the conversation of non binary issues to the forefront. Owl is originally from Iceland and is one of the main spokespeople for trans people in Iceland and has taken active part in the European activist community through various organisations such as International LGBTQI Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) and Transgender Europe (TGEU).
This documentary tells the story of two people from two totally different backgrounds finding each other and not only finding deep love for one another, but also a passion for making change for non binary trans people. The documentary is an exploration of what it is to be non binary as well as looking at some of the main issues that non binary people face in society. This includes gender recognition, language, social acceptance and even marriage. Fox and Owl speak with various non binary people from across Europe, MPs from the British Parliament, prepare a protest wedding and push for legal change.
Originally based on Fox and Owl Can’t Get Married, a documentary made in partnership with Isabelle Dawson / Illuminate Films. The footage from that documentary has been incorporated to create I AM THEY.
When Tue 28 November 2017, 6 – 8.30pm
Where Sallis Benney Theatre, 58-67 Grand Parade Brighton BN2 0JY