Transgender Day of Remembrance

Greenfields, Margaret and Knan, Surat Shaan (2016) Transgender Day of Remembrance. [Video]

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This documentary is the first in our sequence of LGBTQI-Jewish ‘ritual year’ films. The film consists of a series of short discussions with the two people participating in the ritual service of remembrance (Surat-Shaan Knan a trans man and community activist and Rabbi Janet Darley, a progressive Jewish Rabbi who is a member of Liberal Judaism, the community partner faith organisation which has collaborated on the Ritual Reconstructed project) and contains footage of elements of the actual ritual. The film takes place within a specifically interfaith ritual space which has been created in a London church for the purposes of this event. The film includes a pre-enactment (occurring in advance of the service which took place later that day) of the specifically Jewish elements within a unique Inter-faith Transgender Day of Remembrance. The ritual shown on film has never before taken place in an inter-faith setting and is a clear example of the blending of both age-old Jewish ritual practice and commemoration of Trans people’s history and past and present traumas.

Item Type: Video
Keywords: Transgender, Transgender Day of Remembrance, LGBTQI, Jewish, Faith
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2018 13:08
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2018 13:08

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