LGBT - Completed 2019

Four Israeli teenagers undergo the process of life-and-identity-saving gender transformation in a country where military service is mandatory and Orthodox Jewish religion is the law.

& Awards

MipCom 2019
MIPCOM Diversify TV’s Excellence Award for Representation of LGBTQ+ – Non-Scripted
Festival Internacional Signes da Noite 2020
Documentary - SIGNS AWARD
BFI Flare 2021
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • LGBT, Documentary
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • HEBREW
    • Duration
    • 103 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hilla MEDALIA
    • Producer(s)
    • Hilla MEDALIA (Medalia Productions), Ronny MERDINGER (Medalia Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Four Israeli teenagers undergo an irreversible life-altering process.
      Four Israeli families must grapple with the unsettling process their child goes through during the already brutal enough teenage years; each in its one way.
      Four years of intimate and raw documenting paint an emotional, dramatic, and eye-opening picture at the heart of which are fundamental questions: what does it mean to be born in a body that is misaligned with your gender? How would we, as parents, react when the child we have raised turns out to be a different person to the one we thought they were? And is our love for our children truly unconditional?
      In a long, unprecedented documentary journey, the director chronicles the physical, emotional and social ups and downs in the foursome and their families’ lives – Israeli teens who, despite the hefty price, are no longer afraid of being themselves.