Mohammed to Maya


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Mohammed to Maya
Jeff Roy, 2012
USA | 65 minutes

New York Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

Maya, a successful transgender Muslim woman, has not yet undergone the sexual reassignment surgery that her family has told her they will not accept. When she decides to journey to Thailand to take the final step, Maya will have to deal with both the physical effects of the surgery and her conflict over her own devout beliefs on her path to achieving the freedom to be who she truly is. Director Jeff Roy’s accomplished debut documentary follows Maya on her inspiring, uplifting, and surprisingly funny journey.

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Andrea, a grieving Chicana mother, confronts an uninvited family member before her Día de los Muertos celebration. By night's end, death offers her a choice that she couldn't make in life.

Series: NewFest 2013

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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