Films & Other Videos
Films with: Mitchell, Mani Bruce
- "In this award winning documentary, New Zealand's first 'out' intersex person, Mani Bruce Mitchell, travels the globe to talk to other intersexuals: the 1 in 2000 of us whose bodies fall somewhere between male and female. Together they try to answer the quesiton 'why is this relatively common condition so unknown?' A frank and revealing exploration into a subject that has become known as 'the last taboo'. What's it like to grow up in a body that doesn't fit neatly into the male or female category?"--Container.
- DVD 9352
- Mani's story
- The life of intersex activist Mani Bruce Mitchell. Assigned male at birth (and named Bruce), at the age of one she was taken off to specialists who reassigned her as female. Renamed Margaret, the rural New Zealand community where she lived held a meeting to discuss the decision and to encourage everyone to keep the family's secret. At eight, without explanation, she was given the surgery that "feminised" her. This documentary charts her discovery of the truth, choosing to own her sense of herself as neither male nor female, and follows her journey to Milwaukee to present a paper with fellow activist David Vandertie.
- DVD 4924