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TRANSMILITARY chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace & First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own.
They put their careers and their families’ livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban was lifted in 2016, but with President Trump now trying to reinstate it, their futures hang in the balance again.
2 November 2018 (6:00PM TO 8:30PM)
SUGGESTED ARRIVAL TIME: 5:45PM
Capitol Theatre, Manuka
6 Franklin Street, Griffith ACT 2603
Film Length: 93mins
Short Films screening prior to feature film
Empty View | 18:06 mins | Iran
Director: Ali Zare Ghanatnowi
Synopsis: Mother keeps a look out for her son to return home from war. She knits him a pair of gloves remembering how her son rubbed his cold hands together on the wintry morning he left. The war goes on. Mother waits. She unravels the gloves and knits them over and over again. When their small home is bombed, the gloves burn into ashes. Mother sits atop the rubble, plucks her white hair one by one and knits the gloves with her hair. Finally spring arrives and the war ends. Mother hears the sound of military boots nearing. She gathers all the strength left in her and walks down the stairs with anticipation.
Vigil | 4:00 mins | Iran
Director: Chris King
Synopsis: A young woman lies awake, thinking about what could have been. “Vigil” is a short, powerful tribute to our fallen and their families. (Inspired by a true story).