QFW: Changing the Game

2019| 15| 90 mins|

Directed by: Michael Barnett
Starring: Mack Beggs, Sarah Rose Huckman, Terry Miller

Taking us into the lives of three high school athletes and transgender teens, this inspiring documentary features unprecedented access to the personal lives of its subjects as it charts their unique journeys. Changing the Game features Sarah, a skier and teen policymaker in New Hampshire, and Andraya, a track star in Connecticut openly transitioning into her authentic self. The documentary centers on Mack Beggs, who made headlines last year when he became the Texas State Champion in wrestling and was heralded as a hero by some while receiving hate and threats from others.

Working harder than their cisgender peers to thrive in their field, the trans athletes must also find the courage and resilience to face daily harassment and discrimination. The teens may have found a way to channel negativity into sports, but Michael Barnett’s film is a rallying call for acceptance and humanity beyond the track or ring, and into the wider world.

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