Friday, August 29, 2008

Visiting Filmmaker: Gwen Haworth


Sponsored by the Departments of
Communication & Culture, Gender Studies, History, and American Studies

Presents transgender filmmaker
of the award-winning 2007 film
“She’s A Boy I Knew”

Speaking on
"The Power of Self-Representation in Filmmaking on Issues of Gender and Sexuality"

Friday, October 31, 2008
Noon-1:15 p.m.
Room 100, 800 E. 3rd Street -- Q&A to follow

To see the film prior to the talk, please join us for a screening of
“She’s A Boy I Knew” (70 min.)
Thursday Oct. 30
7:15 – 8:30 p.m. in Wylie 015

Both events are free and open to the public.

Using archival family footage, interviews, phone messages, and animation, Haworth's documentary “She's a Boy I Knew” begins in 2000 with Steven Haworth's decision to come out to his family about his life-long female gender identity. The resulting auto-ethnography is not only an exploration into the filmmaker's process of transition from biological male to female, from Steven to Gwen, but also an emotionally charged account of the individual experiences, struggles, and stakes that her two sisters, mother, father, best friend and wife brought to Gwen's transition.

For more info on the film and filmmaker visit:

If you have a disability or need assistance, arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. Please contact Prof. Susan Seizer, 856-1986