Instructions for Survival

Hosted by SAGE Metro Portland

When

November 1, 6:00 PM PDT

Price

Free Screening

Available in

Worldwide

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About the film

Alexander’s transgender identity means he is obliged to lead a life of secrecy in his home country. Being identified as “female” in his passport means he cannot legally find work, either. Since even a visit to the doctor is a risk for him, he has begun hormone therapy to transition on his own with support from internet forums and the local transgender community. Desperate to escape their hopeless situation and leave the country, Alexander’s wife Mari decides to become a surrogate mother to finance their trip and get Alexander the access to medical care he needs . But their ostensibly pragmatic plan backfires when Alex and Mari gradually develop an emotional bond with the unborn child.

Genre

Documentary

Runtime

1h 12m

Released

2021

Director

Yana Ugrekhelidze

Writer

Yana Ugrekhelidze

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