24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Why Do I Feel Like A Boy?
In a small village in the southern Czech Highlands, the director meets with sixteen-year-old Ben to examine the issue of defining his identity in person: Ben is living in a girl’s body, but feels like a boy. With his real feelings, he flees into the online world and truly feels happy, for example, when using greenscreen technology to participate in Prague Pride. The film indirectly captures the (mis)understanding and (un)acceptance he meets with at school and his focused insight is completed by interviews conducted by the director with his mother and sister, who involuntarily embody everything that Ben hates about himself.
“What I like about it the most is how the story of a teenage transgender boy can disrupt the conservative structures of a television film, go beyond the media, and challenge the inhumane sterilization of transgender people in the Czech Republic.” K. Turečková
biographyKateřina Turečková (1993) studied documentary filmmaking at FAMU in Prague. In 2018, she garnered attention for her film Illusions, about the current situation in Hungary, which was also presented at the Ji.hlava festival. Her film poem Tradition (2017) won the Ji.hlava special mention in the category Fascinations Exprmntl.cz.
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|producer:||Ondřej Šejnoha, Klára Mamojková|
|sound:||Pavel Jan, Juraj Mišejka|