Instructions for Survival
w/ Everyman & Joychild
- At Home Only

Monday October 18th 2021, 12:00 am - Thursday, October 21st @ 11:59 am

STREAMING ONLY
ON OUTSHINE AT HOME

Runtime: 72 Minutes

Language: In Georgian and Russian w/ English subtitles

Director: Yana Ugrekhelidze

Country: Germany, 2021

Genre: Documentary, Political, Trans

STREAMING ONLY ON OUTSHINE AT HOME
OCTOBER 18 - 21


Alexander is a transgender person who has lived with his girlfriend Marie for more than seven years. Because of the designation “female” on his passport and his trans identity, Alexander cannot find a job and has to lead a secret life. Violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity brings the couple to make the decision to leave their homeland. To afford this exodus, Marie signs a contract to be a surrogate mother. Instructions for Survival narrates the love between two people whose lives are a constant battle but who stick together against all odds.

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EVERYMAN
Director: Jack Goessens, 12 minutes, Scotland, 2021
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