Aged women talk about their rebirth — a sex oper­a­tion in Casablanca — and about their exuberant and at times tragic lives.
Can every man become a beau­tiful woman?’, film­maker Michiel van Erp asks the aged April, a gorgeous woman who used to be a man. She is one of the flam­boyant protag­o­nists in this docu­men­tary about trans­sex­uals who in the mid 20th century under­went a sex oper­a­tion. For this surgery, highly contro­ver­sial at the time, they went to Casablanca, where they were helped by the unorthodox surgeon Burou. The different women — from Germany, England, Belgium and the Nether­lands — talk about their expe­ri­ences in those days, their admi­ra­tion of Burou and their exuberant and at times tragic lives, often illus­trated by photographs and other archive mate­rial. They are also followed trav­el­ling to friends, guiding young trans­sex­uals and on a pilgrimage to Casablanca, where they were reborn.

Credits

Set geluid
Sound editing
Production company
De Familie Film & TV
TV company
VPRO TV
Distributor NL
Cinema Delicatessen

Title: I Am a Woman Now
Year: 2012
Duration : 1 hour, 26 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2012

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