Moving in Between

Moving in Between

游移之身

This film documents Erika's life journey of gradually building up her ideal body image, including when she completes the sexual reassignment surgery (SRS) and moves to Japan. Through Erika's... More
32m Taiwan 2019
New
Subtitles
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Tags
Transgender Family Documentaries Taiwan Shorts

Synopsis

This film documents Erika's life journey of gradually building up her ideal body image, including when she completes the sexual reassignment surgery (SRS) and moves to Japan. Through Erika's experience moving between Japan and Taiwan, as well as between the male and female identities, this documentary sheds light on the unique life trajectory of transgender people fighting their way through the social system. On the other hand, through the perspective of Erika's sister, the documentary also presents how the family reacts to and deals with the shock.

Erika was born as the first son to a family in Taipei. When working in Tokyo, she embarks on the journey of stepping outside the role prescribed by her biological sex and relieving the suppressed feminine self. However, an unexpected event occurring in her family disrupts her plan of gender transitioning. After returning to Taipei, she continues to pursue her goal of getting surgery and registering gender change while tackling the conflicts with her family. Although the journey of fulfilling her dream is already tough, the path to reconciliation with the family is even more tedious and challenging.

Details

Country
Taiwan
Language
Mandarin
Director
Chia-Hsuan Tsai
Cast
Awards
Women Make Waves Film Festival 2020, Taiwan International Queer Film Festival 2020, New Taipei City Documentary Film Award 2019 Second place

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