Director | Producer

Sam Feder’s films document trans lives along the lines of visibility, race, class, and conflict. Their film,“Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger,” premiered at the British Film Institute and was named one of the best LGBT documentaries of 2014.  Sam’s current film, Disclosure: Trans Lives On Screenexamines the images of trans people that permeate popular culture and the ideologies behind them throughout the history of North American media.  Boy I Am (2006), Sam’s first feature, created a platform around the contested emergence of trans male visibility in queer female committees. It is now streaming on Kanopy. Sam tours internationally with their work to film festivals, universities and colleges, museums, and libraries. Sam has received national grants and fellowships from: The Jerome Foundation Grant, Frameline Completion Fund, Crossroads Foundation, Funding Exchange, Astraea Foundation for Social Justice, Illinois Arts Council, Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Gender in the Arts and Media,  Yaddo, and The MacDowell Colony.

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