THE WEIGHT OFF MY CHEST
Directed by Emory Johnson
College student and Star Wars fan Jesse undergoes gender-affirming top surgery during their first year in college which opens them up to further explore the gender spectrum.
Emory Johnson is a queer, trans, nonbinary, mixed Taiwanese American documentary filmmaker. They are a former director of TransUP (Transgender UCLA Pride) and an alum of the UCLA Center for EthnoCommunications.
Director: Emory Johnson
Executive Producer: Renee Tajima-Peña, Janet Chen
Color Corrector: Eurie Chung
Sound Mixer: Eurie Chung
Cast: Jesse Teso
Shorts Programs / 100 minsWhat constructs our identity? Interest? Passion? Culture? Race? Or all of them? Watch as each of the protagonists enter their own journeys to explore the definition of themselves and others. - Annie Liang