WHO I AM NOT
Section: Focus Documentary
Director: Tunde Skovran
Producer: Andrei Tsinka
Screenwriter: Tunde Skovran
Input line: There’s male, there’s female, and then there’s that I. WHO I Am No gives voice to the long-ignored and largely silent two percent of the world’s population: the intersex community. And it’s an intimate look at the struggle of living in a male-female world when you’re born in the middle. A personal exploration of truth, faith and belonging.
Participants: Tunde Skovran (director); Andrei Tsinka (producer); Sharon-Rose Khumalo (Subject)
Sales agent: Catherine Le Clef and Alexandra Derevienko from CAT&Docs
Premieres: (Tonight) Saturday, March 11 8:30 pm Alamo Lamar C
Key quotes: Skovran: “All these intersex experiences can vary. So, Who I am not depicts two intersecting stories, two intersecting experiences. One is Sharon’s and the other is Dimakatso Sebidi.
Zinc: “I think the film is an invitation to a conversation about who we are as human beings in terms of biological sex. We live in a very divided society and among all the divisions is gender. [There are] male and female and there is little in between, which is the case with intersex people. So, almost 2 percent of the world’s population, secretly, 2 percent of the world’s population that is not talked about, is ignored.
Khumalo: “When I found out I was intersex, it was a very, very lonely moment and especially coming from South Africa, the first thing you go and Google is all the people from America and different areas where there aren’t faces and voices like yours . So this for me is just an ode to my younger self, this 21-year-old, but also to the families, because it’s a very deep issue that affects not only the person affected, but also their family.
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