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14th of July | 3:00 pm
In these three inspiring VR films, get to know pioneering equal rights campaigners from the transgender community and learn about their stories
By Jesse Ayala, Connor Lonning, & Anna Therese Day, Oculus VR for Good, Pride Foundation and Fovrth Studios
ACT 1: We're Still Here
We're Still Here follows Aiden Crawford, a Two-Spirit artist and historian in Boise, Idaho, who struggles to preserve and revive his heritage in a race against time. Two-Spirit is a cultural term describing the fluidity of gender identity and sexuality with respect to traditional tribal roles across the First Nations.
ACT 2: She Flies By Her Own Wings
Shannon Scott, driven by the military tenet of “Leave No One Behind,” pulls the levers of democracy urging freedom and justice for all be secured from the marbled halls of Washington D.C. to the hallowed ground of those who championed transgender equality before her.
ACT 3: A TREASURED STATE
Acton Seibel is a normal guy who came home to Missoula, Montana to transition. As a transgender person of color working in a traditionally masculine industry as a mechanic, he challenges us to see beyond politics. (2018)