I Was Not Born a Mistake

Showings

Brattle Theatre Sat, Feb 8 7:30 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Rachel Rusinek
Eyal Ben Moshe
Country:Israel
Year:2019
Language:English
Hebrew
Running Time:52 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Massachusetts Premiere
Topic:Faith and Spirituality
Israel
LGBTQ

Description

Yiscah Smith was living as an ultra-Orthodox married man with six children and deep ties in the community before coming out as a gay man and leaving Israel. Only once she was back in the US, did Yiscah come out as trans and take her current name. It took twenty years for her to return to Israel, where she became a religious educator and spiritual mentor. The film reveals her incredible journey to self-acceptance, compassion, and, finally, to her home in Israel.

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