I Am a Woman Now

Dokus
Queer
| 86
Dutch
| German

Documentary about 5 women who had male-to-female sex reassignment surgery in the 1950s and 1960s. A a cross-section of transgender life in over half a century. The first doctor to offer sex change operations to people without first forcing them to undergo psychological assessment was gynecologist Georges Burou in Casablanca. He began offering patients this service in 1956. How did the rest of the world react to this first generation of transsexuals? Filmmaker Michiel van Erp asks some sex-change pioneers, all old women now, if the choice that they made back then has changed their lives in the ways they had hoped. Van Erp visits significant places and people with these and other ladies and they reflect on their eventful lives with the help of old photographs and home videos.