Sat Nov 17, 13:00
Film,Q+A, Hackney House, £6
dir Kevin McCarthy | USA | 2018 | 82’
Transgeek brings in a wonderful diversity of Trans voices and their experiences across tech culture, gaming, fantasy and sci-fi. Across actions like online forums, avatars, new readings of fantasy texts, and inclusive hacking conventions we see Trans folk, like all marginalised communities use their passions to dismantle and reconstruct systems that never imagined people like them. There is also the uphill struggle fighting for their rights in the macho tech workplace where Trans people are often invisibilised, bullied and intimidated. An illuminating, enriching watch about the intersection between gender identity and geek culture whether you’re a DnD aficionado or a complete muggle.
Followed by a discussion with:
- director Kevin McCarthy
- documentary subject Cheryl Morgan
- local activist/legend Ros Kaveney
- Naomi Cede from Trans*Code
NB: Ticket price includes booking fee.
This event is supported by Hackney Council through its Hackney Pride 365 initiative