|Engendered Species Film
by Julie van der Wal - DVD 45 mins
Welcome to the world of the Transgendered.......
Engendered Species, a documentary film by Julie
van der Wal, celebrates diversity in Salt Lake City. Engendered Species is
a support group for the Transgendered: crossdressers, pre-operative
transsexuals, and post operative transsexuals. Deborah Dean, aka
Malcolm, began the group nearly 20 years ago, with his co-revolutionary,
Aere. At a time when most were hiding in closets, or motel rooms,
those in Engendered Species worked to bring people out into the open dome
of the Western sky, and into the light of self acceptance. The film
shows the transgendered 'as people next door'-- indeed, many could be your
friends now, and you may not know it. This version has an
introduction added by Deborah Dean, that illustrates how much a part of
the person this is.
The group promotes knowledge and awareness of gender
issues and provides sanctuary to those individuals whose private pain
keeps them closeted to society. Examine a rare glimpse into the secret
world of the transgendered where members of Engendered Species share their
personal stories, hardships and joys. For copies,
contact Engendered Species.