America in Transition

Institute History

  • 2016 Sundance Documentary Film Grant - New Frontier


America in Transition is a web series, interactive documentary, and community engagement campaign that takes a real look at social change from the perspective of trans people in marginalized communities. Director André Pérez founded the Trans Oral History project seven years ago, motivated by the isolation he felt growing up in a military family in Virginia. Join this journey across the country to document real life for a two-spirit educator, a suicidal veteran, a woman living with HIV and more.


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