WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Family in Transition
Dir. Ofir Trainin | 70 min
Hebrew with English subtitles
Wednesday, May 158:45 PM E Street Cinema
Monday, May 206:30 PM Bethesda Row Cinema
In this deeply affecting paean to the true meaning of family, love, and parenthood, Amit is a father raising four children in the traditional Israeli town of Nahariya. When he confides to his wife Galit that he is a transgender woman planning to transition, she’s remarkably supportive.
Galit pledges to stand by Amit’s side, come what may—stigma, bureaucracy, medical bills—and is steadfast in maintaining that family and a healthy marriage are the only things that matter. However, as Amit’s transformation takes shape, this harmony begins fraying at the edges, and not in ways that were entirely expected.
Presented in partnership with GLOE–the Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement.