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When Your Best Friend Becomes a Woman

Aug 22, 2016 | 681 videos
Video by Loading Docs

Byron and Neil have been friends for decades, but their relationship is faced with challenges when Byron transitions from a man to a woman. This short documentary, Same But Different, explores the struggles regarding trust and honesty between the two friends that arise out of Byron’s transition. “He’s one of not many people that I’ve just been completely myself with,” Neil says. “That’s what I find difficult about this transition is that he has not been completely himself with me.”

This film comes to us from the Loading Docs initiative, which supports 10 filmmaking teams to create three-minute, creative documentaries that tell New Zealand stories. This year's theme is change.

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Author: Nadine Ajaka

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