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If you haven’t caught it yet, the New Zealand intersex documentary Intersexion (Ponsby Films, 2012) is a must see, and now it is available online on Vimeo!
It speaks with a diverse group of intersex community members from around the world to explore the human rights violation of nonconsensual, medically unnecessary “normalizing” surgeries — a.k.a. Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM) — which intersex people routinely face in the first world. Made by Cannes FIlm Festival Award Winning director Grant LaHood, narrated by intersex activist extraordinaire Mani Bruce Mitchell, and featuring OII-USA’s own Dr. Dani Lee Harris, Hida Viloria, and Jim Costich, along with many other fantastic intersex activists such as Gina Wilson, Tiger Devore, David Cameron and Safia Wall, it’s among our very favorite intersex documentaries to date !
Note: The filmmakers are aware that Intersexion is being widely viewed online, and are okay with it and have given us permission to share here, and we send them big thanks for their brilliant work educating the world on the need for intersex human rights.