Against an abstract animated background, the narrator talks about being intersex (biologically somewhere between "male" and "female") and the changes in his body through the years. The narrator here is a "47-XXY" (also called Klinefelter Syndrome), meaning that, instead of the usual 23 chromosome pairs with one pair being either XX or XY, he has a triplet of XXY. About 1/2000 people are born with some sort of intersex condition, but society and even the medical profession are still mostly in the dark ages on this issue. A well-made short, worth seeing.
Not So Black or White [click to watch online], dir. Col Cruise, 2006 UK, 4 min.
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