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DOC EDGE FESTIVAL - SEAHORSE: THE DAD WHO GAVE BIRTH

  • Cuba: 19 Jun 2019
Runtime: 90 min
Has Subtitles
GENRES: Documentary
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Freddy is 30 and yearns to start a family but for him this ordinary desire comes with unique challenges. He is a gay transgender man.

Against a backdrop of increasing hostility towards trans people the world over, Freddy quickly realises that what to him feels pragmatic, to others feels deeply confusing and confronting; this was not part of his plan.

Freddy is forced to confront his own naivety, mine unknown depths of courage and lean on every friend and family member who will stand by him.

Deciding to carry his own baby took years of soul searching, but nothing could prepare him for the reality of pregnancy, as both a physical experience and one that challenges society's fundamental understanding of gender, parenthood and family. 

Made with unprecedented access and collaboration over three years, the film follows Freddy from preparing to conceive right through to birth. It is an intimate, audacious and lyrical story about conception, pregnancy, birth and what makes us who we are.

Presented as part of Doc Edge Festival 2019, visit docedge.co.nz for more information.

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