Trans in America | Emmy Award Winning Doc


Episode 1: Trans in America: Texas Strong

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.

*Emmy award for Outstanding Short Documentary, 2019


Total run time: 18 minutes
Trans in America is a  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