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"NYFF's Documentary Lineup Includes The Latest In The 'Up' Series, '63 Up'" - Jen Chung

  • Gothamist
  • New York, NY
  • (August 21, 2019)

Soon after New York State passed a 2015 law that health insurance should cover transgender-related care and services, director Tania Cypriano and producer Michelle Hayashi began bringing their cameras behind the scenes at The Mount Sinai Hospital, where this remarkable documentary captures the emotional and physical journey of surgical transitioning. Lending equal narrative weight to the experiences of the center’s groundbreaking surgeon Jess Ting, MD, surgical director of Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery. Born to Be perfectly balances compassionate personal storytelling and fly-on-the-wall vérité. 

— Jess Ting, MD, Surgical Director, Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, Assistant Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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