XY Chelsea


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Film Info
Country Listing:UK
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2017
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:America
Crime & Justice
LGBTQ Cultures & Issues
Politics & Political Intrigue
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Tim Travers Hawkins
Producer(s):Julia Nottingham
Thomas Benski
Lucas Ochoa
Isabel Davis
Executive Producer(s):Laura Poitras
Charlotte Cook
Vinnie Malhotra
Michael Bloom
Lisa Leingang
Mary Burke
Sharon Chang
Christos Konstanakouplous
Blaine Vess
Marisa Clifford
Ryan Harrington
Editor(s):Enat Sidi
Andrea Scott
Writer(s):Mark Monroe
Tim Travers Hawkins
Enat Sidi
Andrea Scott
Cinematography:Shannon Palmer
Composer:Johnny Hostile
Jehnny Beth


Chelsea Manning is not the person you think she is. The former US Army intelligence analyst, trans woman and whistleblower, who made headlines in 2010 after disclosing thousands of government documents to WikiLeaks, is now a free woman. After serving seven years in military prison, her 35-year sentence has been commuted. In this exclusive look at her "life as a coming-of-age story," Chelsea adjusts to a whole new world: Trump's America. Supported by friends, lawyers and loved ones, she jumps back into activism and politics, advocating for government transparency and transgender rights, even running for the US Senate—but is she rushing her re-entry? Finding her footing amidst alt-right rhetoric and escalating threats to her community, maintaining her signature perseverance while learning to better protect herself as a public figure, and coming to terms with her past in order to face her future takes new resolve as she moves into uncharted territory. Angie Driscoll

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