WE EXIST: BEYOND THE BINARY
ANDREW SEGER | USA | 2018 | 55 MIN | NR
WE EXIST: BEYOND THE BINARY is one of the first films to document the growing community of people living life beyond the gender binary, offering a first-hand account of what it is like to exist as other than strictly male or female. Non-binary individuals, activists, and doctors all weigh in on subjects ranging from gender binary/social constructs, pronouns, access, and safety. The film also tells the riveting and deeply personal story of Lauren Lubin: a person in their mid-20s who identifies as gender neutral. Lauren shares the emotional, physical, and mental changes and obstacles they face in order to be their authentic self. While their story is unique, it also echoes the stories of so many other non-binary people around the world.
The film will be followed with a Skype Q&A with Lauren Lubin.
About the Guest:
Lauren Lubin’s work shatters antiquated constructs that define gender as either male or female. Their project has started an international “WE EXIST” movement, inspiring those who exist outside the gender binary to stand up for their recognition. Lauren is a former Division I athlete who has been featured in Good Morning America, Time, BBC World Sports, Vice and countless others. Both an avid runner and activist, Lauren made headlines with their “WE RUN” campaign—which advocates for equal space and recognition for nonbinary athletes. Lauren also founded Andro Runners: NYC’s first nonbinary-specific running group.
DocNights with Thomas Jefferson University
Presented with Thomas Jefferson University, DocNights showcases celebrated contemporary documentaries exploring vital issues that affect our world, followed by enriching post-screening Q&As featuring the documentary subjects, filmmakers, and university conversation partners.
During 2019-2020, DocNights with Thomas Jefferson University will feature four compelling films about diverse issues that members of the LGBTQ+ community experience every day. Whether it is an internal journey of self-discovery and recovery, coming out to loved ones, or facing challenges in the workplace, this collection hopes to inform while encouraging compassion and enriching conversations. The series is co-presented with William Way LGBT Community Center.
In an effort to bring these important and enlightening stories to members of the Philadelphia community, DocNights with Thomas Jefferson University is FREE to attend.