Festivals: DOCNZ 2009, Frameline33, San Francisco, USA, Rhode Island IFF, USA, queerDOC09, Australia, Vancouver IFF, Canada 09, DOK Leipzig 09, Germany
Upcoming Festivals: 7th Mix Brasil Film Festival of Sexual Diversity, Brasil 09, Chéries-Chéris, the Paris Gay Lesbians Trans FF, France, 09, • Beloit International Film Festival, USA 2010, Planete Doc Review FF, Poland 2010 , KASHISH - Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India 2010, 4th IDEM Gay-Lesbian Festival of Audiovisual Arts of Andalusia, Spain 2010
Awards: Finalist in the Qantas Film and Television Awards for Best Arts/Festival/Feature Documentary 09
Broadcast: Noga Israel, Rain TV Optimistic Channel Russia,
Original Language: English

Assume Nothing

NZ / 2009 / Kirsty MacDonald / 82 mins - enquire about other lengths mins

Many of us assume that there are only two genders and that being female or male follows from the sex of our biological bodies. Focusing on the art, photography and performances of five "alternative" gender artists of Maori, Samoan-Japanese, and European descent, Assume Nothing poses the questions: "What if "male" and "female" are not the only options? How do other genders express themselves through art?" Intimate present-day interviews and actuality are interspersed with lush Super-8, 2-D and 3-D animations and beautifully staged performances. Meticulously crafted, playful and provocative, Assume Nothing travels from Wellington’s Red Rocks to the Metroplitan Museum of Art in New York to explore the potent creative world that flourishes between and beyond genders.

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