2016-04-03

Transgender Parents a Cinema Politica Network film screening presented by Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) & The Youth Project (45min, Canada, 2014) Sunday April 3rd @ 3PM The Company House FREE!!!

Transgender Parents reveals the gifts trans people bring to parenting because of, and not in spite of, their gender. It’s an intimate and tender look at the art of parenting, some of the hardest relational work in this life. A film by Rémy Huberdeau.

Transgender Parents is about love, life and kids after a gender transition. It shares the struggles and strengths of several trans women and trans men navigating different stages of parenting: from pregnancy, through raising infants, toddlers and teenagers. Some, who transitioned prior to founding their families, experience fertility clinics and hospital births; others, who transitioned in the presence of their kids work to renegotiate their identity and relationships within their families.

TRAILER: www.transgenderparentsdoc.com WEBSITE: http://www.transgenderparentsdoc.com/

Following the screening will be a panel discussion hosted by Kate Shewan. Kate is the Executive Director of The Youth Project, a youth driven non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and services to youth, 25 and under, around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. Kate also serves as treasurer of the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health, and previously served as Chair of the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project, where she was involved in a number of successful trans rights initiatives. Originally from New Zealand, Kate has lived in Canada for over twenty years and in Nova Scotia for the last eight years. She is a parent of three teenagers.

VESSEL a Cinema Politica Network screening presented by Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) & South House (88min, USA, 2015) Sunday April 3rd @ 7PM The Company House #FREE!!!

A fearless sea captain sails a ship through loopholes in international law, providing abortions on the high seas, and leaving in her wake a network of emboldened activists who trust women to handle abortion on their own terms.

TRAILER: vesselthefilm.com/#trailer WEBSITE: http://vesselthefilm.com/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/VesseltheFilm

Following the screening there will be a moderated discussion about access to abortion in the maritimes hosted by South House. www.southhousehalifax.ca

Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) is presenting 5 documentary films from April 3rd to 6th. All at The Company House, all #FREE!!! Check out the others films: Til the Cows Come Home, Out In The Night, & Finding Dawn.

The Company House is wheelchair accessible and has gender neutral washrooms.

Our panel is Raven Davis, Michael Davis - Cole, and Laura Sheperd.

Also check out our mini book fair! Venus Envy - Halifax will be on site with a selection of books for kids and youth!

Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) is presenting 5 documentary films from April 3rd to 6th. All at The Company House, all #FREE!!! Check out the others films: VESSEL, Til The Cows Come Home, Out In The Night, & Finding Dawn

The Company House is wheelchair accessible and has gender neutral washrooms.