Delta youth featured in new film

Marking the start of Pride Month, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is delighted to announce the online release of Christina Willings’ multiple award-winning short film, Beauty: Beyond Binary.

The film was shot in Delta, Langley and Montreal and features the Delta families of Bex Mosch & Kutrina Mosch-Shumuk, and Tru Wilson.

Beauty explores the lives of five gender-creative kids, each uniquely engaged in shaping their ideas of what it means to be fully human.

In a world of fixed positions and prescribed roles, claiming your own sense of gender can be challenging and sometimes scary. Free-flowing animated elements draw together the kids' shared experiences in beautifully rendered fantasias, honouring and celebrating the power of imagination and the flourishing force of self-determination.

Willings (Chicks with Sticks, Cure for Love) was born in London, UK, raised in communities across British Columbia, and now calls Vancouver her home. She is a proud member of the LGBTQ2+ community.

The film is a multi-award winner.

Selected awards include:

Kathleen Shannon & Documentary Social/Political awards | Yorkton Film Festival (2019)

Most Inspirational Short Film in the 13-to-18-year-old category | Real 2 Real, Vancouver, Canada (2019)

Audience Prize |Reel Pride, Winnipeg (2018)

Best Short Documentary-Audience Choice | Providence Children's Film Festival, Providence, USA (2019)

Audience Award | Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada (2018).

The film is available to watch on the streaming platform at: www.nfb.ca and the NFB YouTube channel and is streaming free of charge worldwide and in perpetuity.

© Delta Optimist