Thu, Feb 11|
PANEL CONVERSATION ON "FAMILY IN TRANSITION"
A Conversation about Gender Transition, Family Connection and the Fight Against Social Stigmas
Time & Location
Feb 11, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
About the Event
Join A Wider Bridge, The Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, The East Bay International Jewish Film Festival, and Congregation B'nai Tikvah Social Action Committee for a viewing of the trailblazing Israeli documentary Family In Transition and a for a panel conversation on the courage and the experiences of the trans community in Israel. This program is co-sponsored by Contra Costa JCC. Family In Transition, tells the story of an Israeli family after Amit, a husband and father of four, living in a small traditional town, reveals to his family that he's a transgender woman. The film follows the courage and tolerance demonstrated by all family members insisting on staying together despite personal difficulties and social stigmas and believing that love will overcome all difficulties, and gives us a unique perspective on the experiences of the trans community in Israel. This program is part of A WIDER LENS, a series of events looking into the Israeli LGBTQ community, diverse society, and rich culture through A Wider Lens of experiences, including trailblazing Israeli documentaries, culinary workshops led by Israeli Chefs, and meaningful conversations with local heroes and activists.