Born to Be

critic Reviews

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    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    The film is structured as a series of vignettes, following the progress of several patients, anxious to match their self-image with how they appear to the outside world.
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    Godfrey CheshireRogerEbert.com
    A brave, revelatory, and beautifully realized film, it is easily one of the year's best and most important documentaries.
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    Glenn KennyNew York Times
    Anyone confused about transgender people will certainly benefit from a viewing of this picture.
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    Frank ScheckHollywood Reporter
    Deeply moving and humane.
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    Jude DryindieWire
    With its cinematic eye, compelling subjects, and elegant awareness of the issues, "Born to Be" was conceived just in time.
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    Owen GleibermanVariety
    [A] moving and fascinatingly forward-looking documentary...
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    Rich ClineShadows on the Wall
    Filmmaker Tania Cypriano's approach is refreshingly offhanded, allowing for natural wit even in the midst of some very serious discussions.
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    Christopher Llewellyn ReedFilm Festival Today
    Their valor is inspiring; may they be beacons of hope for all who seek the freedom that only true authenticity can bring.
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    Anita KatzSan Francisco Examiner
    [Director Tania Cypriano has] delivered an enlightening and affecting film that compellingly denounces hate and underscores the right of transgender people to receive quality, compassionate health care.
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    Louis ProyectCounterpunch.org
    A powerful statement on behalf of transgender rights featuring a saintly doctor who is reminder of why people once dedicated themselves to the profession.
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