Changing the Game
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Changing the Game

Sun Feb 23 1:00 PM

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General Admission
Unclassified 15+
95 Mins | 2019 | USA | English
Sun Feb 23

Changing the Game is a timely and urgent documentary following three transgender teens fighting for their right to compete in the sports they love.

The film centres on Mack Beggs, a wrestler who made headlines around the world when he became the Texas state champion in the girls’ division – twice. In Connecticut, we follow Andraya Yearwood, an African American track star who is allowed to compete with other women but faces a torrent of abuse from the sidelines. Finally, in New Hampshire, we follow Sarah Rose Huckman, a skier and policymaker fighting for equal rights in her state.

Supported by their families, friends, and coaches, but facing discrimination from parents of other children and the media, the film ultimately becomes a striking portrait of three teens chasing their dreams in a world yet to catch up to them.

Australian Premiere

Post-screening Panel - Game Plan: Affirmation and Inclusion in Australian Sport 

Join Beau Newell, National Program Manager at Pride in Sport; trans athlete and pioneer Ricki Coughlan; Merrilee Barnes, Director of Inclusive Sport at the Australian Sports Commission; and Monique Schafter, Board Member of Twenty10, ABC journalist and Producer of the Well Played project, as they discuss Changing the Game and the hurdles faced by trans and gender diverse athletes in Australia.  

L.A. Outfest 2019 Winner Audience Award Best Documentary Feature

Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival 2019 Winner Audience Award Best Documentary

"A smart, poignant tribute to young athletes changing the rules"  - The Hollywood Reporter

Trigger Warning: Suicide and Transphobia themes

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