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Human Rights Watch Film Festival / Floriane Devigne: No Box for Me. An Intersex Story (Ni d'Eve ni d'Adam. Une histoire intersexe) at the Barbican

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Time 18:30
Date 15/03/19
Price £12

M is 27 years old. Deborah is just 25. Both are living in bodies that Western medicine—and often society—deems too taboo to discuss publicly.

Dates and Times: Fri 15 Mar, 18:30 / Sat 16 Mar, 16:00.

Like an estimated 1.7 percent of people, they were born with variations in their sex characteristics that were different from classical understandings of male or female. For M, growing up intersex has also meant grappling with the fact that she underwent medically unnecessary surgeries to “normalize” her body as a child—before she could understand what was going on. But when M finds Deborah online, she is introduced to new voices, language, and representations that allow her to escape from understanding who she is in medical terms.

This beautifully crafted, poetic documentary joins brave young people as they seek to re-appropriate their bodies and explore their identities, revealing both the limits of binary visions of sex and gender, and the irreversible physical and psychological impact of non-consensual surgeries on intersex infants.