Voltrans

Voltrans

Original Title: Voltrans
Running Time: 60 min.
Country of Production: Turkey

The documentary is featuring the journey of the Voltrans Initiative established by the trans*(feminist) activists in Turkey who stand against discriminatory gender politics. Voltrans Initiative’s existence, its demands, and its members’ activist practice have an important effect on the feminist movement in Turkey in terms of strengthening the movement’s overall awareness regarding producing LGBTI, queer and trans*-inclusive politics. Consisting of interviews, recordings from the street demonstrations and protests as well as the archival data belonging to Voltrans Initiative’s various activities including workshops and publishing, the documentary highlights what it means to be a trans man in a heterosexist and transphobic society founded upon the binary gender system. It demonstrates how the activists fought back against stereotypes of masculinity and “trans manhood” as well as continued to dwell on feminism.

Selected Screening History

6th Pink Life Queer Fest, 2014
13th !f İstanbul Independent Film Festival, 2014
7th Aegean Documentary Days, 2014
17th 1001 Documentary Film Festival, 2014
25th Hamburg Queer Film Festival, 2014
TranScreen Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival, 2015
Tilde Melbourne Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival, 2015
7th entzaubert DIY queer Film Festival, 2015
Love Affairs, Athens Museum of Queer Arts, 2016

Credits

Directors
P. Ulaş Dutlu
Özge Özgüner

 

Producers
P. Ulaş Dutlu
İlksen Gürsoy
Rüzgâr Buşki

Cast
Voltrans: Trans Men Initiative
Aligül
Berk İnan
Boysan
Deniz
Gülkan
Hatice
İlksen
Kanno
Hilal
Rüzgar
Sinan
Şevval
Tolga
Ulaş
Zeliş

Editor
Tülay Kocatürk

 

Sound
P. Ulaş Dutlu

 

Music
Ah! Kosmos

 

Colour
Elif Tekneci

 

Final Mix & Sound Design
Başak Günak