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This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous
Documentary
92 minutes
Director: Barbara Kopple
Year:2017
URL: https://www.youtube.com/yt/originals/thisiseverything/


Are there limits to your love for your family? One family’s acceptance is tested when a champion diver, destined for the Olympics, announces he’s transitioning into a woman—and invites his YouTube followers along for every moment. A story about unconditional love and finding the courage to be yourself from Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple (AIFF2014 Lifetime Achievement Award). 


Director’s Statement: Barbara Kopple 

This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous is a story about becoming who you are meant to be. Gigi’s life may seem like an open book, but in this film we see the dramatic journey that Gigi and her family have been through together. Being a good parent, sibling, or friend doesn’t mean you have to understand everything someone is going through. It means being there and supporting them on their journey and doing what you can to help them bloom. That’s the heart of Gigi’s beautiful, inspiring story. I hope that this film is an inspiration to young people, people who are exploring their gender identity, and beyond that everyone who is becoming who they truly are and living the life they were meant to live.