The Art of Resistance
e. 406 - What Makes A Man? Man Made Documentary Takes On Masculinity, Fitness & Trans FitCon (Part 1)
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Man Made Film.
Today we bring you the first of a two part feature on Man Made- a forthcoming film exploring themes of gender, masculinity, love and humanity through the lens of trans male fitness culture.
Director T Cooper follows four people training for Trans FitCon- the world’s first trans body-building competition out of Atlanta, Georgia. Along the way Cooper asks the question “What Makes a Man?” capturing rich emotional and physical journeys of four subjects navigating different stages of their transitions and some of the barriers trans people face in America.
The film drops November 7th and has screened at 75 film festivals in the last year alone, garnering international recognition for its gripping narratives.
Today we give you three of four subjects, and in our second installment a conversation with the director himself, T Cooper.