Born to Be
CAST: Leiomy Maldonado, Garnet Rubio, Mahogany Phillips DIRECTOR: Tania Cypriano VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | CO-PRESENTED BY RAINBOW CENTER | ENDS 1/17
Co-presented by Rainbow Center, Born To Be follows the work of Dr. Jess Ting at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City-where, for the first time ever, all transgender and gender non-conforming people have access to quality transition-related health and surgical care. With extraordinary access, this feature-length documentary takes an intimate look at how one doctor's work impacts the lives of his patients as well as how his journey from renowned plastic surgeon to pioneering gender-affirming surgeon has led to his own transformation.
Presented by the Human Rights Campaign—featuring Director Tania Cypriano (she/her) and Film Subjects Dr. Jess Ting (he/him), Jordan (he/him), and Mahogany (she/her)
With its cinematic eye, compelling subjects, and elegant awareness of the issues, "Born to Be" was conceived just in time.Jude Dry, indieWire
A brave, revelatory, and beautifully realized film, it is easily one of the year's best and most important documentaries.Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com