Be Like Others

LGBT Content: Gay, Transgender
Genre: Documentary, 74 min.
Language: Farsi English Sub-Titles
Rating: NR
Director: Tanaz Eshaghian
Writer: Tanaz Eshaghian
Distributor: TBA
Release Date: Canada, 2008

Synopsis: Be Like Others is a fascinating look at gender reassignment in a country where homosexuality is punishable by death. Unable to be open about their love, many gay individuals in fundamentalist Iran choose to undergo the painful surgery that allows them to be part of a socially sanctioned couple.

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Screening at the Palm Springs International Film Festival

Wednesday, January 14, 3:30 PM
Palm Springs Regal 9

Thursday, January 15, 9:30 AM
Palm Springs Regal 9