Gender Studies • 36m
It’s quite plain to 7 year old Nori: She is a girl, because she has a girl’s heart. But her body is that of a boy.
Five years ago: Each and every day mother and son argue about what appears trivial: the colors of pants and shirts suddenly matter, soon all he agrees to wear are skirts and dresses, he likes to put barrettes in his still short hair. The neighbors start gossiping. Then one day, the boy reveals his favorite dream to his mum. A wizard will turn his penis into a vagina so he could be a “real” girl … It’s that day something comes to an end. It’s that day Josephin realizes that she doesn’t have a son, that he had never existed – but that there is still a kid, a daughter. It becomes clear to her that she will have to break new ground to see her daughter grow up happily. The documentary GIRL-HEARTED portrays young Nori and her mother’s conflict of enabling her daughter a life worth living out of the norm. A film about being a girl.
Director & Producer: Anne Scheschonk
2017 | 37 mins
Europe | Germany
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