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BBFC Ratingf-rated FilmDocs Ireland: Seahorse

Showing: 12 June 2019

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Docs Ireland: Seahorse
CertificateNot Rated
Year2019
GenreDocumentary
DirectorJeanie Finlay
LanguageEnglish
CountryUK
Running Time1HR 29MINS
Extra InfoRecommended Age: 15
SeasonDocs Ireland

Freddy is 30 and yearns to start a family but for him this ordinary desire comes with unique challenges. He is a gay transgender man. This is the story of the dad who gave birth.

Deciding to carry his own baby took years of soul searching, but nothing could prepare him for the reality of pregnancy, as both a physical experience and one that challenges society’s fundamental understanding of gender, parenthood and family. He quickly realises that what to him feels pragmatic, to others feels deeply confusing and confronting; this was not part of his plan. Against a backdrop of increasing hostility towards trans people the world over, Freddy is forced to confront his own naivety, mine unknown depths of courage and lean on every friend and family member who will stand by him.

Made with unprecedented access and collaboration over three years, the film follows Freddy from preparing to conceive right through to birth. It is an intimate, audacious and lyrical story about conception, pregnancy, birth and what makes us who we are.

The director will be in attendance.