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SQIFF and Document

Sun 1 October 2017

On her way to the store with a group of friends, trans woman Chrishaun Reed “CeCe” McDonald was brutally attacked and in defending her life, a man was killed. After a coercive interrogation, CeCe was incarcerated in a men’s prison in Minnesota. An international campaign to free CeCe garnered significant support from media and activists, including actress Laverne Cox, who executive produced this documentary exploring the role race, class, and gender played in the case.

Followed by a discussion with Chryssy Hunter from Bent Bars Project, a letter writing scheme for LGBTQ+ people in prison in the UK. Presented in partnership with Document, Glasgow’s International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. Content note: discussion of violence.

BSL interpretation for discussion. Film with English language subtitles.

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This film is F-rated. Films are given an F-rating if directed by women, written by women and/or present significant female characters on screen, in their own right. f-rated.org.