© Antony Gormley's Waste Man commissioned by Artangel for Penny Woolcock's feature film Exodus
Director: Elhum Shakerifar (UK)
Run time: 17'
Location/Ethnic group: USA/ Iranian
Language: In English and Farsi with English subtitles
This film is an exploration of transsexuality in the Islamic setting of Iran. It follows 22-year-old Bardia, a female-to-male transsexual now living in America, who was previously known as Roya – when he was a girl- and as Omid – when he dressed up as a boy. His testimony of sex change contrasts with those of Handry, Lila and Donya, male-to-female transsexuals still living in Iran and enduring the difficulties of losing the rights they enjoyed as men, and embodying their new roles as women, an inferior sex.