Born to Be
Directed by Tania Cypriano
Born to Be
Shawn Frederick Sr.
"A brave, revelatory, and beautifully realized film, it is easily one of the year’s best and most important documentaries."
"Deeply moving and humane. Born to Be distinguishes itself with its sensitive, humane portrait of the dedicated Dr. Ting, his hard-working staff (some of whom are transgender themselves), and his diverse patients who yearn merely to live in a body that reflects their inner identity."
"Heartbreaking, uplifting... a must-see."
"A lively and moving documentary about the first major American hospital center for transgender surgery shows us what the future will look like. Moving and fascinatingly forward-looking. What the Mount Sinai center represents is a paradigm shift, if not a revolution."
"Intimate and highly compelling... poignant and finely tuned. Tania Cypriano treats her tireless subject with utmost sensitivity. With its cinematic eye, compelling subjects, and elegant awareness of the issues, Born to Be was conceived just in time."
"Enlightening. The film has an exuberantly infectious life to it… We’re watching history be made with a sympathetic and respectful eye to everything that entails."
Best Documentary Feature – Nashville Film Festival
Official Selection – New York Film Festival, Hamptons Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival
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