Instructions For Survival

by Yana Ugrekhelidze

Contemporary Lives

Italian premiere

genre: doc

(Germany / 2021 / 72’)

Alexander is a transgender person who has lived with his girlfriend Marie for more than seven years. Because of the mark “female” in his passport and his trans identity, Alexander cannot find a job and has to lead a secret life. The violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity brings the couple to the decision to leave their homeland. To afford this exodus, Marie accepts an offer of 12,000 Dollars to become a surrogate mother. But their ostensibly pragmatic plan becomes complicated when Alex and Mari gradually develop an emotional bond with the unborn child.

 In collaboration with Gruppo Trans, Period Think Tank


The film will be available online on MYMOVIES on Sunday 19June at 5pm