Trans in America


Episode 1: Trans in America

An intimate portrait of Kimberly and Kai Shappley: a mother rejecting her community’s beliefs as her 7-year-old transgender daughter navigates life at school, where she’s been banned from the girls’ bathroom.


Total run time: 18 minutes
Trans in America short verité documentary series about transgender civil rights in the United States reveal the daily impact of discrimination. It is a partnership between Little by Little Films, the ACLU, and Conde Nast’s them. 

Director: Daresha Kyi
Client: ACLU
Cinematographer: Amy Bench
Editor: Jamie Boyle