Trans* Families – building identities

Famílies trans* – construccions identitàries

Country:

Spain

Duration:

01:28:00

There is a lack of positive reference trans* people in our country. So there is an urgency to work towards better understanding of gender. The general public needs to know more about what it means to be, to feel and to think as a Trans* person so we can fight transphobic attitudes. When it comes to trans* kids the information silence it’s even bigger. This project brings the audience closer to families who have lived the trans* process in their core. Many questions are held in this project. How does a mother o a father face the fact that they have a trans* kid in their family? How do they know what to do or how to support their kid? How would it be a society without a binary gender structure? Is there a way to exist without the man/woman narrative? How is to do a transition with 5 years old? How can the school start a dialogue to talk about some taboos and help kids to feel comfortable with the gender they feel? What are the changes that the members of a family have once they realize they have a trans*gender kid? Do trans*kids suffer from bullying? Do they want to have hormones? What are the risks and the benefits of the hormones? Does it help to have a good “passing”? Is it an individual improvement or a gender system rethinking what we need as a society?

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Mar C. Llop

Español abajo: Mar C Llop is a photographer and activist who has created the Trans* association Generem! to fight for transgender people rights in Catalunya. She was born in 1967 in Barcelona and she studied photography in the Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya (1981-1986). She continued developing her skills studying video editing and directing in the Centre de l'Image (1987-1988). In 1996 she opened her own photography studio and worked as a collaborator for big interior design magazines, architects and publicity agencies. (El Mueble, Arquitectura y Diseño, Casa Ideal, Habitania, Cuerpo Mente, Côte Sud, Güell Lamadrid, Taller de las Indias, Toni Miro, Nice Things). Since 2013, her activism has twisted her career to a more profound work and she dove in Construccions identitàries Work in Progress, a conversation about Gender through photography. The project was published by Editorial Bellaterra and Pol·len Edicions in April 2017, and it was mentioned in newspapers as el Diari Ara, El País, Time Out,Picara Magazine, (the most recent one you can read in on: http://www.catorze.cat/noticia/7826/lluita/canviar/cos) The photography project turned into an exhibition that is being held in 40 different spaces around Catalunya and Spain. During this last period where people are the center of her artistic concerns there are other projects as “Escocesos sense espai", she took portraits of a community of artists who were kick out of their space. The installation look like a big barcode in a 12 meters x 1.38 meters to protest against property speculation. She has poetical photography projects as well as the night landscapes “Reflexes lunatics” (2009) series of full moon nights in Cap de Creus. She co-founded the trans* association Generem and she worked as the director from 2015 to 2018. She continues to be involved in Generem association as spokeswoman with the LGTBIQ district department and with the National Council coordinating working teams. She is part of the Trans* Platform to achieve better health services for trans*community and she is vice-president of the LGTBI:CAT federation. From 2015 to 2018 she was part of a feminist band called The Wilde Sisters where she played guitar and composed songs. In 2016 she was the photography director in the documentary En Femme. She was interviewed in the documentary as well ( http://enfemmedoc.com/). In 2017 she was part of the cast that devised the piece "Crotch" directed by Catalina Carrasco from Baal Company and performed in Tàrrega Theater Festival and in Beckett Theater and it was a sold out venue. She is part of “71 bodies 1 dance” project, collaboration between the dancer Daniel Mariblanca, the video artist Ursula Kaufman and her as a photographer. The project has taken them to Oslo, Bergen Göteborg, Umeå, Madrid and Barcelona. It was played for the first time in octubre del 2018 during the Oktoberdans of Bergen. Nowadays she is working in a second part of Construccions indentitaries centered in the trans*kids and their families in the support of Chrysallis association, a transgender association specialized in transgender kids rights. Construccions identitaries Families is a video and photography project where Mar C. Llop in collaboration with Andrea Basave have interviewed 30 families and followed their evolution through 2 years and they are looking to transform the project into a book, an exhibition and a documentary. Fotògrafa freelance i activista de l'associació de persones trans* Generem!. Mar C. Llop neix a Barcelona el 3 de juliol de 1967, estudia fotografia a l'Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya (1981-1986) i realització de vídeo al Centre de la Imatge (1987-1988). Mar C. Llop munta el seu primer estudi l'any 1996. Des de llavors treballa en el món editorial i publicitari amb una àmplia cartera de clientela, especialitzant-se en interiorisme, arquitectura, moda i retrat (El Mueble, Arquitectura y Diseño, Casa Ideal, Habitania, Cuerpo Mente, Côte Sud, Güell Lamadrid, Taller de las Indias, Toni Miro, Nice Things). Des del 2013 està desenvolupant el projecte Construccions identitàries Work in progress sobre les diversitats de gènere. El projecte ha estat publicat per l´Editorial Bellaterra i Pol·len Edicions a l´abril del 2017, al Diari Ara, El País, Time Out,Picara Magazine o recentment al "catorze" http://www.catorze.cat/noticia/7826/lluita/canviar/cos i exposat en més de 40 ocasions a Catalunya i Espanya Altres projectes personals són "Escocesos sense espai", retrats de la gent que treballava a la fàbrica L'Escocesa i muntats en una sola foto de 1.38 per 12 metres, a l'estil de codi de barres per protestar contra l'especulació immobiliària; o la sèrie de fotografies nocturnes de paisatges a la llum de la lluna a Cap de Creus "Reflexes Llunàtics"(2009). Cofundadora de l'associació de persones trans "Generem" ha sigut presidenta des de la seva creació el 2015 fins a mitjans del 2018, és portaveu de la mateixa al Consell LGTBIQ de Barcelona i al consell Nacional formant part dels grups de treball. Tanmateix forma part de la plataforma Trans*Forma la Salut, organització que ha aconseguit canviar el protocol d'atenció a les persones trans*. És vicepresidenta de la federació LGTBI.CAT. Del 2015 al 2018 ha sigut part del grup musical "the Wilde Sisters", tocant la guitarra i composant cançons. El 2016 ha fet la direcció de fotografía i ajudant de producció del llargmetratge documental EnFemme: http://enfemmedoc.com/ sent tanmateix una de les protagonistes. El 2017 va formar part de l'equip que va desenvolupar l'obra de dansa i teatre "Crotch" dirigida per Catalina Carrasco de la comanyia Baal, estrenada al festival de Tàrrega i programada a la Sala Becket en tres funcions "Sold Out". Actualment forma part del projecte "71 bodies 1 dance" el col·laboració amb el ballarí Daniel Mariblanca i la vídeo artista Úrsula Kaufman treballant en el projecte multidisciplinari fotografiant a Oslo, Bergen Göteborg, Umeå, Madrid i Barcelona i que es va estrenar el 22 d'octubre del 2018 al Oktoberdans de Bergen (Noruega) Actualment treballa en el projecte construccions identitàries Famílies, junt amb l'Andrea Basave i amb el suport de l'associació de famílies de menors trans*, Chrysallis on s'ha fet un retrat de les vivències d'aquestes personetes i les seves famílies, tant en fotografia com vídeo i textos, fent un seguiment en els anys i buscant fer un nou llibre, una exposició, píndoles de vídeo i aquest un documental.

Written by:

Mar C. Llop

Produced by:

Mar C. Llop

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Feature Film Premieres FICGLB-3 2021

Cinema Albeniz
Room 7
19:00 hrs

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