Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Not So Black or White

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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