A Self-Made Man (2012)

A Self-Made Man
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 0hr 57mins.
Genres Documentary, Biopic
Keywords biopic, children, identity, medical, transformation
Status Wrapped
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Lori Petchers Director n/a 2 2000001
Lori Petchers Producer n/a 3 3000001
Dina Guttman Editor n/a 172 7000001
Gender identity first appears in childhood and some kids feel that they were born in the wrong body. It is a scary time for both them and their parents as they make the transition journey from one gender to the other. Here, we follow transgender youth advocate Tony Ferraiolo who helps the children get there safely. Tony guide kids as young as 8, and their parents, through the confusing journey of defining themselves, when their physical appearance conflicts with how they view themselves. As Tony comes to terms with all the complexities of his own life as a female-to-male transgender person, the kids in the youth group and their parents grapple with the reality of their uncertain future.