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Seahorse: The Dad who Gave Birth

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Catalogue Number:  SCTV57
Producer:  Scorpion TV
Subject:  Documentary, Gender Studies, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Psychology, Science, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Sociology
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  UK
Copyright Year:  2019
Running Time:  85:44


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One trans man’s pioneering quest to fulfil an age-old desire: to start his own family. This is the story of the dad who gave birth.

Freddy is a gay transgender man who wants to start a family. He is unprepared for the physical and emotional realities of pregnancy. To him what feels pragmatic, to others feels confrontational; this was not part of his plan. Against a backdrop of hostility towards trans people, he is forced to confront his naivety. Made with unprecedented access & collaboration, Seahorse is an audacious & lyrical story about family, gender and love.

About the Filmmakers: SEAHORSE is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Jeanie Finlay (GAME OF THRONES: THE LAST WATCH; ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING) and produced by Andrea Cornwell (SAINT MAUD; APOSTASY), Jeanie Finlay and Oscar-winning Grain Media (THE WHITE HELMETS; VIRUNGA).

A BBC Film.

Official Selection – HOTDOCS 2019



★★★★ ”A tender – and rather wonderful – documentary about love, family, raging hormones and the complexities of identity.” — The Guardian

★★★★ ”An astonishing, unmissable story” — Financial Times


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