Dir: Ian W Thompson
Australia | 2019 | 60’ | Doc
O.V. English, with Spanish subtitles
Becoming Colleen is a documentary about Colleen Young’s gender transition at the age of 82 as she enters aged care; of the love between Colleen and her wife Heather that went far beyond their traditional gender roles and the joy of finding the perfect pair of shoes.
A simple, emotional work that, in addition to showing the reality for elderly trans people, especially tackles the lack of specific spaces for LGBTI+ people at centres providing advice and information for the elderly.
2019: Screenwave International Film Festival, Coffs Harbour (Audience Award), Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney (Best Documentary), Melbourne Queer Film Festival (Audience Award for Best Film), Human Rights Arts Film Festival (Official Selection), Queerstreifen Film Festival (Audience’s Favourite Film), El Lugar Sin Límites Film Festival, Translations Film Festival (Official Selection),
2020: Courage Film Festival