Although representation of trans women is increasing throughout media, rarely do we see these stories told from the perspective of trans women themselves. This standard will change with the release of SISTERHOOD, a kickstarter-funded short film that will chronicle three trans women "who document a year in their lives with nothing but each other and a hand held camera."
In an interview with Hunger TV, SISTERHOOD Director Joan Summers says "being trans can feel like this very colourful and hard-to-explain existence, and I wanted to capture that with my movie." That colorful quality she refers to is reflected in the vibrant, stylized trailer, which feels like one-part art film, one-part documentary.
The production is notably directed, performed and staffed entirely by women. With more 248 total backers having pledged $7,891 on Kickstarter, an abridged 10-minute version of the film is set to debut on YouTube in the coming months with a full-length cut to be ready by summer.
Watch the teaser, below:
SISTERHOOD from Hunger TV on Vimeo.