"Muslim, Trans and Banned: Religious Police in Malaysia" (Dateline)
Dateline joins the country’s religious police as they carry out night-time raids and arrest people in the streets, finding a community living in fear in a country described as one of the world’s worst places to be transgender.
Bree Osbourne, formerly Stanley Chupak, has finally been approved for male-to-female sexual reassignment surgery. That’s when she gets a call from a 17-year-old boy who says Stanley is his biological father. Bree bails Toby out of jail – not telling him who she is – and they embark on a road trip to Los Angeles. Stars Felicity Huffman.
Zoé Héran, who plays the 10-year-old lead in this acclaimed bittersweet French film, received glowing reviews. The movie follows her character, Laure, whose family moves to a new Paris neighbourhood. Laure tells all the new kids her name is Mikäel and begins to live as a boy outside the house – a secret the young boy keeps from his parents.
Insight: Love Transformed
Insight looks at the unique and dramatic challenge of changing gender within a relationship. The show talks to people about being the partner or child or parent of a person who comes out as trans.
Open Up to Me
This Finnish film tells the story of Maarit, a woman who has just completed sexual reassignment surgery. The film follows Maarit as she tries to rebuild her relationship with her teenage daughter and looks for a man to spend her life with.
"High Heels and Hijabs: Transgender Rights in Indonesia" (Dateline)
Dateline takes a close look at the rights of transgender citizens living in the world’s largest Muslim country.
This biographical sports film created controversy in Thailand for its full frontal nudity which was cut for the Thai version. The film follows Parinya Charoenphol, a transgender Thai boxing champion. As a 16-year-old she captured the media’s attention after competing in makeup and defeating larger, more muscular opponents.
In Greek mythology, Tiresias was a blind prophet of Apollo in Thebes, famous for clairvoyance and for being transformed into a woman for seven years. In this modern French retelling, a Brazillian a trans woman is kidnapped and left to die in the woods. She is then saved by a family and receives the gift of telling the future.
Bonus: Segments from SBS’s The Feed
SBS’s daily dose of news, current affairs and humour has done several segments on Transgender Australians. Here are two of our favourites: