SWIFF proudly presents the World Premiere of Becoming Colleen: Finding the Shoe That Fits - the heartfelt true story of a Coffs Harbour woman negotiating her gender transition later in life.
The first Coffs Harbour feature to ever screen at the SWIFF, Becoming Colleen offers an important and timely discussion about diversity in aged care and transgender people living in regional Australia.
Starting her life as Colin, a husband, father, policeman, film-projectionist and self-declared shoe fetishist, Colleen and her wife Heather's love transcended their gender roles. But what are the medical complications that can arise from transitioning later in life?
Ian Thomson's (Out In the Line-up) Becoming Colleen examines the role of gender, about society's own transition to understanding, and a caring community that ultimately offers support for an individual to express themselves, to find comfortability in their own skin.
Join the filmmakers together with special guests, Sandra Pankhurst and Debbie Spillane, in conversation, after the film.