Film puts lens on transgendered

The award-winning documentary Trans will have its B.C. première Wednesday at 7 p.m. at UVic's Cinecenta in commemoration of the 14th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The feature-length film about the wide range of gender variations is a fundraiser for the University of Victoria's transgender archives, believed to be the largest in the world, and its efforts to put its thousands of items as well as others from across North America online at transgenderarchives.uvic.ca/.

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About 25 per cent of the collection has been catalogued and is available to the public, but only one per cent has been digitized.

Questions and a discussion will follow the film and include the parent of a local trans man, UVic archivist Lara Wilson, academic director of the Transgender Archive Dr. Aaron Devor, and founder of the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health Dr. Gail Knudson.

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