Seahorse
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Seahorse

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Sun Jan 12 3:00 PM

Bellingen Memorial Hall
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General Admission
Unclassified 18+
91 Mins
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Journalist Freddy McConnell is ready to start his family, solo if necessary. Freddy is in a unique position. As a transgender man, he desires to carry and give birth to his child. With candid access to Freddy’s journey, documentarian Jeanie Finlay follows the three-year journey at every scan, doctor's visit, and emotional challenge. At first, the spirited and self-possessed Freddy views his ‘seahorse pregnancy’ as a practical choice, but he is soon faced with an unexpected reckoning. Freddy navigates steep clinic bills, changing hormones, conversational micro-aggressions, and familial strain. His resolve is impressive and unwavering.

Finlay rides sidecar to Freddy's pregnancy as an incisive observer and friend, and crafts a compassionate portrait of an extraordinary journey, one that is deeply inviting to its audience and breath-taking in its candor.

“Like the act of childbirth itself: something that has happened trillions of times and yet always feels intimately personal, he’s one of us and one of a kind.” - The Guardian
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Bellingen Memorial Hall

35 Hyde Street Bellingen, New South Wales, 2454