Trans Media Panel
Join filmmakers, artists, and community activists to discuss trans representation in contemporary media.
Saturday, May 4th, 4:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room, Emerson College
This panel will look to address the following questions:What is the concept of representation? Who controls the representation? How are stories being told that appropriately display these ideas and concepts? In our years of programming LGBT film we’ve seen the same old same old regarding transgender representation, narrative, etc. and we’d like this panel unpack that. The majority of these narratives aren’t written by members of the trans community and so where is the control? Who tells these stories and for whom? Confirmed panelist are: Dan Hunt. Director of MR ANGEL (2013 Fest), BEAR RUN (2008)
Caleb Cole. Artist.
Michelle Figueiredo. Michelle is an IS OPS and Business Transformation Senior Associate at State Street Corporation, where she is the only known transgender employee and the only known person to transition on the job in the company worldwide.
Other panelists to be announced.
This panel is co-presented by the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition.