Wednesday, June 25, 2014 @ 7pm
Tickets are sliding scale, starting at $5. Anything over $5 directly benefits In Other Words Feminist Community Center.
Meet Georgina Beyer, the latest “it” girl of New Zealand politics. A one-time sex worker of Maori descent turned public official, Georgina stunned the world in 1999 by becoming the first transgendered person to hold national office. This unlikely politician grew up on a small Tarankai farm and later became a small-time celebrity on the cabaret circuit in Auckland. With charisma, humor and charm, Beyer unapologetically recounts her fascinating life story, shares how she overcame adversity and discloses the reasons she decided to run for office in a mostly all white, conservative electorate. Incorporating an unbelievable montage of colorful archival images dug up from Georgina’s days as an exotic dancer, theatre and television performer, this absorbing documentary breaks down stereotypes and promotes greater understanding of transgendered people. (wmm.com)
Director: Annie Goldson and Peter Wells
Country: New Zealand
Runtime: 70 minutes
For more information: http://cstpdx.com/show/reel-feminism-georgie-girl
Stick around afterwards for a debriefing discussion.
REEL FEMINISM is a film series highlighting movies directed by women and genderqueer individuals that have a feminist perspective or address feminist topics.
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