Instructions for Survival

When: Wednesday, August 30th @ 7:00 pm
Where: Online (Wherever You Live) + In-Person (40 W North Avenue)
Tickets: Free (RSVP)

About the Film

Through beautiful and intimate camerawork, filmmaker Yana Ugrekhelidze illuminates the shadows where many LGBTQ+ people must still reside within their home countries, centering on Alexander, a transgender man forced to live clandestinely in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. With no way to change the gender on his passport, Alexander is denied access to a proper job and even professional medical care. Despite such obstacles, his secret life is not one of solitude, living with his doting partner of nearly a decade, Marie—a cis woman—and surrounded by a warm, supportive family who have understood and protected him since childhood.

Director: Yana Ugrekhelidze