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Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth
Directed By Jeanie Finlay
United Kingdom/Documentary/90 mins/English
with short film
Something About Alex directed by Reinout Hellenthal
A teenager struggling with his gender attempts to reconcile with his identity.
Seahorse :Freddy is 30 and yearns to start a family but for him this ordinary desire comes with unique challenges. He is a gay transgender man. Deciding to carry his own baby took years of soul searching, but nothing could prepare him for the reality of pregnancy, as both a physical experience and one that challenges society’s fundamental understanding of gender, parenthood and family. He quickly realises that what to him feels pragmatic, to others feels deeply confusing and confronting; this was not part of his plan.Against a backdrop of increasing hostility towards trans people the world over, Freddy is forced to confront his own naivety, mine unknown depths of courage and lean on every friend and family member who will stand by him.