“THE MAN I AM”— Five Israeli Transgender Men

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Five Israeli Transgender Men

Amos Lassen

“The Man I Am” is a documentary from Israel about five Israeli trans men who were born and raised female but now after quite a long

process of change, live their lives as men. The film explores their personal stories and issues, revealing the difficulties and confronting the conservative approach of Israeli society and Judaism whose restrictive values are often in opposition to the concept of transgender. The film provides the audience with an understanding of their unique world and helps in identifying with their strong aim of  “becoming who you really are against all odds”. “The Man I Am” is the first Israeli “trans” film that has been created with the Israeli transgender community. It was directed by Shiri Shahar and runs 44 minutes.