**Special pre-filmed panel discussion from the Human Rights Campaign featuring members of the cast available HERE**
Named The New York Times Critit's Pick, BORN TO BE follows the work of Dr. Jess Ting (he/him) at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery. There, for the first time ever in New York City, transgender and gender non-conforming people have access to quality transition-related care. With extraordinary access, this remarkable documentary offers an intimate look at how one doctor’s work impacts the lives of his patients as well as how his journey from renowned plastic surgeon to pioneering gender-affirming specialist has led to his own transformation.
Though Dr. Ting is the film’s central figure, BORN TO BE uses an eclectic range of patients to highlight the significance of the care he provides. Through their stories, their joys and hardships, the film addresses the nuances and complexities of gender, exploring key issues around the human right to define gender for oneself.
5 day rental • NR • 92 min.
“Intimate and highly compelling... poignant and finely tuned. With its cinematic eye, compelling subjects, and elegant awareness of the issues, BORN TO BE was conceived just in time.”
"Deeply moving and humane."
— Hollywood Reporter
"Heartbreaking, uplifting... a must-see."
— Film Threat
"A lively and moving documentary... Moving and fascinatingly forward-looking. What the Mount Sinai center represents is a paradigm shift, if not a revolution."
"Enlightening. The film has an exuberantly infectious life to it… We’re watching history be made with a sympathetic and respectful eye to everything that entails."
— The Film Stage
"★★★★ A brave, revelatory, and beautifully realized film, it is easily one of the year’s best and most important documentaries."