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Mom I Didn’t Kill Your Daughter

Throughout their lives, Yoav and Lior have looked in the mirror only to see a stranger staring back at them. Both born female, they have always known their true identities to be male. In this very personal and thought-provoking, real-life story, one couple struggles to become what they were meant to be in a world that doesn’t understand them. Yoav, who has been living as a man for several years, is now fighting to be recognized as one by law. Lior has just begun the transition process and with each physical step feels more and more at peace: Having his long hair cut short, hearing his voice lowering and seeing the stubble growing on his face is like coming home. Yet gaining the understanding of their family and friends poses new challenges. Together, Yoav and Lior face each obstacle with humor, love and their absolute certainty of who they truly are—inside and out. Coming out as trans is sometimes the easy part.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2007; San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2007; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2007

Director: Orna Ben Dor

Producer: Mor Tregger

Cinematographer: Yariv Mor

Editor: Ami Tir

Original Soundtrack: Tammy Barak

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Channel 10

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: אמא, לא הרגתי את הבת שלך

Throughout their lives, Yoav and Lior have looked in the mirror only to see a stranger staring back at them. Both born female, they have always known their true identities to be male. In this very personal and thought-provoking, real-life story, one couple struggles to become what they were meant to be in a world that doesn’t understand them. Yoav, who has been living as a man for several years, is now fighting to be recognized as one by law. Lior has just begun the transition process and with each physical step feels more and more at peace: Having his long hair cut short, hearing his voice lowering and seeing the stubble growing on his face is like coming home. Yet gaining the understanding of their family and friends poses new challenges. Together, Yoav and Lior face each obstacle with humor, love and their absolute certainty of who they truly are—inside and out. Coming out as trans is sometimes the easy part.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2007; San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2007; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2007

 

Director: Orna Ben Dor

Producer: Mor Tregger

Cinematographer: Yariv Mor

Editor: Ami Tir

Original Soundtrack: Tammy Barak

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Channel 10

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: אמא, לא הרגתי את הבת שלך

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