No Dumb Questionsby Melissa Regan
Uncle Bill is becoming a woman in this funny and touching exploration of gender and sexuality through the eyes of 6, 9 and 11 year old sisters.Watch Trailer
Uncle Bill is becoming a woman. This lighthearted and poignant documentary profiles three sisters, ages 6, 9 and 11, struggling to understand why and how their Uncle Bill is becoming a woman. These girls love their Uncle Bill, but will they feel the same way when he becomes their new Aunt Barbara? With just weeks until Bill's first visit as Barbara, the sisters navigate the complex territories of anatomy, sexuality, personality, gender and fashion.
Their reactions are funny, touching, and distinctly different. This film offers a fresh perspective on a complex situation from a family that insists there are no dumb questions. For more information, visit the No Dumb Questions web site at www.nodumbquestions.com.
Wonderful...it is such a lesson in how parenting should be and how families should be. The message is great. It is about having a broad conversation on acceptance in general.
Columnist, HRC FamilyNet
Mother of Actress Ellen DeGeneres
An invaluable tool for diversity education & raising consciousness about transgender issues.
Benjamin Davidson, Ph.D.,
Director, LGBT Resource Center,
This unflinchingly honest and sometimes touching film offers insight about gender issues and the natural curiosity of children.
An excellent and important vehicle for helping to expand the realm of legitimate gender roles. Highly recommended.
Dean, College of Behavioral & Social Sciences,
San Francisco State University
Any public...and any academic library collection (especially a gender studies or social work collection) would be enriched.
AWARDS & SCREENINGS:
- Oprah, HBO, PBS and LOGO
- Awards and screenings at film festivals around the world. Awards include:
- Winner - Sundance Film Festival
- Audience Award - San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Frameline)
- Skyy Vodka Audience Award - Best Short, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival
- Best Digital Film - Shorts International Film Festival, New York
- Best New Filmmaker, Honorable Mention - Hot Docs
- Audience Award for Out-Standing Doc Short - OUTFEST, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
- Lucy Audience Award - Newport International Film Festival
- Director's Choice Award - Black Maria Film Festival
- Best Short Film, Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
- Audience Award - Best Short, Boulder Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
- Audience Award - Best Short, ImageOut - Rochester Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
- Audience Award - Best Short, Detroit Docs
Resource Web Sites
Created by the Anti-Defamation League.
Reflect on the complexities related to gender identity, gender expression and transgender issues. By viewing an account of one family’s experience, participants can begin to recognize their own assumptions, knowledge and understanding about transgender people. This understanding provides a useful framework for developing skills to examine the bias and discrimination that transgender people experience in their daily lives.
Includes definitions, cut-out terminology cards, and discussion topics.
Created by The Walt Disney Company.
For workplace Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Resource Groups. Learning goals include:
o Contribute to awareness journey
o Give insight into an experience of someone different (or similar) to self
o Illuminate generational perspectives, noting today’s youth has greater comfort in extending beyond the gender binary
o Help equip us as leaders with information and resources to continue to foster an inclusive environment
Created by the Unitarian Universalist Association.
For discussing gender, sexuality and difference with faith communities, families, adults and children.
Resources to Download
Visit the official website for No Dumb Questions